The woman in red

The Woman in Red is a 1984 romantic comedy film starred and directed by Gene Wilder, who wrote the script, adapting it from the Yves Robert film Pardon Mon AffaireSan Francisco ad man Teddy Pierce (Wilder) is amused by, then obsessed with, a beautiful woman (Kelly LeBrock) whose red dress goes whooshing over her head from a gust of wind, showing her red panties while she crosses a grate. Teddy is happily married to Didi, but he can’t get this woman out of his mind. The film gained publicity for Kelly LeBrock, a real-life model making her screen debut, particularly for the skirt-and-grate scene, a variation of Marilyn Monroe‘s iconic pose in The Seven Year Itch. During this film, Gene Wilder started a relationship with Gilda Radner, who had co-starred with him a few years earlier in Hanky Panky. Wilder and Radner married in 1984.

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