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Irma la Douce (1963) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder, Edward L. Alperson, I.A.L. Diamond, Doane Harrison and Alexandre Trauner.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressShirley MacLaineNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph LaShelleNominated
Best Music - ScoringAndre PrevinWon
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Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce

By Rick29 on May 20, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Irma and her dog Coquette. After ill-advisedly arresting eighteen Parisian prostitutes, the well-meaning Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) is fired from his job as a policeman. He takes an interest in one of the streetwalkers, Irma la Douce (Shirley MacLaine), and defends her honor when her "manager" star... Read full article


Irma la Douce (1963)

By L? on Jun 22, 2014 From Critica Retro

Irma la Douce (1963) Amado por quase todos os f?s de cinema que t?m bom gosto, Billy Wilder foi um diretor de grandes obras e grandes parcerias. Minha parceria favorita ? a de Wilder com Jack Lemmon, que rendeu com?dias inesquec?veis. Talvez “Irma la Douce” seja a mais esquecida d... Read full article


Irma la Douce (1963)

By L? on Jun 22, 2014 From Critica Retro

Irma la Douce (1963) Amado por quase todos os f?s de cinema que t?m bom gosto, Billy Wilder foi um diretor de grandes obras e grandes parcerias. Minha parceria favorita ? a de Wilder com Jack Lemmon, que rendeu com?dias inesquec?veis. Talvez “Irma la Douce” seja a mais esquecida d... Read full article


Irma la Douce (1963)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Irma la Douce (1963) Amado por quase todos os f?s de cinema que t?m bom gosto, Billy Wilder foi um diretor de grandes obras e grandes parcerias. Minha parceria favorita ? a de Wilder com Jack Lemmon, que rendeu com?dias inesquec?veis. Talvez “Irma la Douce” seja a mais esquecida d... Read full article


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Irma La Douce: I once used to know a specialist, used to send some of his patients to me. All they needed was a little push.


Irma La Douce: A painter once lived here. Poor guy, he was starving. Tried everything, even cut his ear off.
Nestor Patou: Van Gogh?
Irma La Douce: No, I think his name was Schwartz.


Irma La Douce: You oughta be ashamed of yourself, scaring a poor little dog like that.
Nestor Patou: They oughta take that dog away from you, you're not a fit mother.


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Had director Billy Wilder succeeded in getting the cast he wanted, Charles Laughton would have played barkeeper Moustache and Marilyn Monroe would have played streetwalker Irma. Years earlier Laughton and Monroe did appear on screen together in Full House, with Monroe playing a streetwalker.
The sprawling $350,000 Rue Casanova set took three months to build and included 48 buildings and three converging streets.
The Seine was heavily polluted at the time of the shooting. For the scene where Lord X emerges from underwater Jack Lemmon had to be given a number of immunization shots, including tetanus, before entering the water. He later said it was the most disgusting thing he had ever had to do in a film.
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