• Irma La Douce (1963)

Irma La Douce

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

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


Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy