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 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.


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.


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.


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Facts about

Several cars that traverse the streets of the set. A Renault Dauphine, A Citroen 2CV and at least one, possibly two Peugeot Sedans. At the end of the movie there are two Dauphines painted as police cars, too.
The pimps' union is called the "Mec's' (tough guy's) Paris Protective Association" (MPPA), which also stands for "Motion Picture Producers Association", an organization which had given director Billy Wilder some trouble.
Shirley MacLaine was not happy with the script, and thought even less of the film after it was finished, calling it "crude and clumsy". She was surprised to get a Best Actress Oscar nomination out of it, saying "I would have been nonplussed had I won it."
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