“The difference between a good film and one that is less than what it might have been in this case was a hairpin. I had this idea; the morning after, Tom Ewell’s maid finds a hairpin in the bed. So, we don’t see anything, but we know everything. But (the studio) wouldn’t allow it. A picture that got down to one subtle hairpin, and we had to cut it out.”
- Billy Wilder on The Seven Year Itch and Hollywood’s aversion to adultery.
P.79, Nobody’s Perfect by Charlotte Chandler