Irma la Douce Overview:

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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Quotes from

Irma La Douce: You know, I'm sort of glad about that girl in Dijon, with the cough.
Nestor Patou: You are?
Irma La Douce: Because frankly, in the police van I thought that you'd never in your life, uh...
Nestor Patou: Oh, she wasn't the only girl. I've had more than one girl.
Irma La Douce: How many?
Nestor Patou: Altogether? Oh, let me see...
Irma La Douce: Three?
Nestor Patou: Not as many as that.


Irma La Douce: This is not just a job, it's a profession.


Irma La Douce: Who wants to be a stray dog? You got to belong to someone, even if he kicks you once in a while.


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The sprawling $350,000 Rue Casanova set took three months to build and included 48 buildings and three converging streets.
According to Billy Wilder, Elizabeth Taylor was his first choice for the role of Irma but he didn't want to deal with the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton affair going on at the time.
Charles Laughton was director-writer Billy Wilder's first choice to play the character of Moustache in Irma la Douce (1963). Laughton, who had given an Oscar-nominated lead performance under Wilder's direction in Witness for the Prosecution, agreed to play the role, but died before principal photography commenced.
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