Irma La Douce Poster

Release Date: June 5th, 1963

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
This entertaining comedy finds disgraced former police officer Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) falling for beautiful Parisian prostitute Irma La Douce (Shirley MacLaine). Though Nestor becomes Irma's pimp, he can't stand the idea of her being with clients, so he devises a way to keep her all to himself. This scheme leads to plenty of trouble, however, and soon Nestor is forced to avoid his old law-enforcement peers in an attempt to stay with Irma and out of jail.

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi, Herschel Bernardi, Joan Shawlee, Hope Holiday, Bill Bixby, Grace Lee Whitney

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions

Distributors: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

Keywords: Police officer, France, Deception, 1960s, Playful, Amusing, Quest, Love


Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress