Irma La Douce Movie Review 1963

Information and Film Reviews for Irma La Douce the Movie

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1.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

A gendarme pulls a one-man raid on a back-street Parisian joint and falls in love with one of the hookers he arrests. Lemmon is great as a well-meaning, incompetent boob, and MacLaine gives her all as the hapless hooker. A plodding pace, however, robs it of the original's zip, though it was a boxoffice smash. Broadway musical is lost without the music.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 144 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Oldest Profession, Top Grossing Films of 1963, Adapted from a Musical
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Herschel Bernardi
Billy Wilder
Andre Previn
United Artists


Oscars 1963: Adapt. Score; Golden Globes 1964: Actress--Mus./Comedy (MacLaine).

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