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Irma la Douce (1963)

12 06/05/1963 (US) ComedyRomance 2h 15m

A story of passion, bloodshed, desire and death... everything, in fact, that makes life worth living.


Nester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel. In doing so he inadvertently disrupts the corrupt system of the police and the pimps union, and even nets his station superior. Fired from his job, Nester goes to the local bar for a drink and befriends a pretty young lady named Irma la Douce. Upon realizing she is a prostitute, Nester invents a crazy scheme to keep her from seeing other men.

  1. Billy Wilder

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Alexandre Breffort


  3. I. A. L. Diamond


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shirley MacLaine

    Shirley MacLaine

    Irma La Douce

  2. Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon

    Nestor Patou

  3. Lou Jacobi

    Lou Jacobi


  4. Bruce Yarnell

    Bruce Yarnell


  5. Herschel Bernardi

    Herschel Bernardi

    Inspector Lefevre

  6. Hope Holiday

    Hope Holiday


  7. Joan Shawlee

    Joan Shawlee

    Amazon Annie

  8. Grace Lee Whitney

    Grace Lee Whitney


  9. Paul Dubov

    Paul Dubov


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Full Cast & Crew

Irma la Douce
Irma la Douce

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $25,200,000.00


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