Irma La Douce

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

IRMA LA DOUCE has a curious history: a French musical in 1956, an American adaptation in 1960, then this nonmusical film in 1963. Far too long for a lighthearted farce, with dull patches that outnumber the high spots, the film is really about Maclaine and Lemmon striving to rise above the fat Diamond-Wilder script and Wilder's lethargic direction. Wilder...read more

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Irma LA Douce - Official Trailer
03:54 — In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time.
(Movie Clip) Stomach Of Paris
A portion of Louis Jourdan's opening narration from the Billy Wilder-I.A.L. Diamond script, introducing the Rue Casanova, Shirley MacLaine (title char (more…)
(Movie Clip) He Can Take Care Of Himself
New-on-the-beat Paris cop Nestor (Jack Lemmon) has herded all the girls into the paddy wagon, unaware of the police sanction for prostitution, only Sh (more…)
Irma la Douce trailer
A Parisian policeman (Jack Lemmon) gives up everything for the love of a prostitute (Shirley MacLaine, in Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce, 1963.
(Movie Clip) Can I Take Your Stockings Off?
Having bested her pimp in a comic fistfight, newly-fired ingenue policeman Nestor (Jack Lemmon) is invited by Shirley MacLaine (tite character) to her (more…)
(Movie Clip) Green Underwear
Introduced by narration as an honest policeman, first scene for Nestor (Jack Lemmon), discovering the red-light district and it's leading citizen Shir (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: IRMA LA DOUCE has a curious history: a French musical in 1956, an American adaptation in 1960, then this nonmusical film in 1963. Far too long for a lighthearted farce, with dull patches that outnumber the high spots, the film is really about Maclaine and… (more)

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