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Irma la Douce (1963)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 18, 2001
• R2: 26 Nov 2001

Budget USD 5,000,000

Running Time
2 hours, 27 minutes

Country USA

Studio United Artists

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• Irma la Douce

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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Prostitution, Farce, Police, Love

Plot: Billy Wilder's adaptation of Alexandre Breffort's stage farce stars Shirley MacLaine as the Parisian prostitute of the title. When Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) a naïve, uncharacteristically honest young gendarme decides to raid Chez Moustache, the bistro which provides a base of operations for many of the Les Halles streetwalkers, including the popular Irma, his boss Inspector Lefevre (Herschel Bernardi) is among the johns, and Nestor quickly finds himself unemployed. But, smitten with Irma, the former cop returns to Les Halles and after a fight with her extortionate pimp Hippolyte (Bruce Yarnell), Nestor takes over his role. As he and Irma become more involved, he becomes increasingly jealous toward her steady parade of customers, and finally resolves to become one. Posing as impotent British aristocrat Lord X, he offers to pay Irma a sizeable sum simply to spend some time with him on a weekly basis. The plot thickens when, on a trip to England, Irma seduces Lord X, whose sexual malady is proven to have been somewhat overstated. Composer Andre Previn won an Oscar for best score.

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 Directed by
Billy Wilder
Some Like It Hot, Sunset Blvd., Double Indemnity
 Written by
Billy Wilder
Sabrina, Ball of Fire, A Song Is Born
Jack Lemmon
Some Like It Hot, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine
The Apartment, Being There, Bewitched
Lou Jacobi
I.Q., Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, Amazon Women on the Moon
Herschel Bernardi
The Front, Love with the Proper Stranger, No Deposit, No Return
Hope Holiday
The Apartment, The Ladies' Man, The Rounders
Joan Shawlee
Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Buddy Buddy
 Music By
Marguerite Monnot
Désert de Pigalle, Le

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