Irma La Douce

  • 1963
  • 2 HR 27 MIN
  • 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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A Parisian policeman (Jack Lemmon) gives up everything for the love of a prostitute (Shirley MacLaine, in Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce, 1963.

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