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Irma la Douce (1963)

135 min - Comedy, Romance - 4 June 1963
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Nester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel - inadvertently disrupting the corrupt system of the police and the pimps union, and netting his station superior. Fired from his job, Nester goes to the local bar for a drink and befriends a pretty young lady named Irma la Douce. Upon realizing she is a prostitute, Nester invents a crazy scheme to keep her from seeing other men.

Director:  Billy Wilder
Stars:  Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Cliff Osmond, Bruce Yarnell, Hope Holiday, Herschel Bernardi, Joan Shawlee, Paul Dubov, Howard McNear

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Storyline

Nester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel - inadvertently disrupting the corrupt system of the police and the pimps union, and netting his station superior. Fired from his job, Nester goes to the local bar for a drink and befriends a pretty young lady named Irma la Douce. Upon realizing she is a prostitute, Nester invents a crazy scheme to keep her from seeing other men.



Tagline: A story of passion, bloodshed, desire and death... everything, in fact, that makes life worth living.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  4 June 1963

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 15 min

 Academy Award Nominations and WIn

ACTRESS — Shirley MacLaine {“Irma La Douce”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Joseph LaShelle
MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment) — Andre Previn – WON


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