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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 Running time 144 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

Awards

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

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Irma La Douce
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Stacey

Irma La Douce came out in 1963 and has a total running time of 144 minutes. This film originated from the musical. Irma La Douce also won an Oscar and some other awards as well. It was a popular film at the time. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi and Bruce Yarnell star in this romantic comedy. Nester Patou, a police officer that always goes by the book, gets transferred to the red light district on Casanova Street. It’s always very busy there and filled with pimps, corrupt police officers and such. Nester figures out there is a brothel going on in the Casanova Hotel and organizes a raid. Trouble happens and Nester is then fired soon after the raid. He later meets Irma La Douce and finds that she is a prostitute and he becomes her pimp. Nester doesn’t like the fact that she has other clients. Will she stop seeing other clients?

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Stacey

Irma La Douce came out in 1963 and has a total running time of 144 minutes. This film originated from the musical. Irma La Douce also won an Oscar and some other awards as well. It was a popular film at the time. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi and Bruce Yarnell star in this romantic comedy. Nester Patou, a police officer that always goes by the book, gets transferred to the red light district on Casanova Street. It’s always very busy there and filled with pimps, corrupt police officers and such. Nester figures out there is a brothel going on in the Casanova Hotel and organizes a raid. Trouble happens and Nester is then fired soon after the raid. He later meets Irma La Douce and finds that she is a prostitute and he becomes her pimp. Nester doesn’t like the fact that she has other clients. Will she stop seeing other clients?