Irma la Douce

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Naive, by the book French police officer Nester Patou, is transferred to the Red Light district. Upon witnessing what must be a brothel, he calls the station and organizes a raid, transporting all the 'ladies' to the jail. This unfortunately disrupts the well organized system of the police and the Pimps union. Not to mention inadvertently netting his station superior at the brothel. Fired, he goes to a bar to drink, is befriended by Irma, beats up her pimp, and finds he is now Irma's new pimp. Nester's doesn't like the thought of his girl seeing other men, so comes up with a plan.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Alexandre Breffort (play), Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Production: United Artists
Genre: comedy, romance
Year: 1963
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 08 Aug 1963
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.


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Nestor Patou - Jack Lemmon
Irma La Douce - Shirley MacLaine
Moustache - Lou Jacobi
Hippolyte - Bruce Yarnell
Inspector Lefevre - Herschel Bernardi
Lolita - Hope Holiday
Amazon Annie - Joan Shawlee
Kiki - the Cossack - Grace Lee Whitney
Andre - Paul Dubov
Concierge - Howard McNear
Police Sergeant - Cliff Osmond
Casablanca Charlie - Herb Jones
One of the Zebra Twins - Ruth Earl
One of the Zebra Twins - Jane Earl
Suzette Wong - Tura Satana
Customer #1 - Lou Krugman
Customer from Texas - James Brown
Tattooed Sailor - Bill Bixby
Customer #2 - John Alvin
Poule with Balcony - Susan Woods
Mimi the MauMau - Harriette Young
Officer Dupont - Billy Beck
Diner Patron - Fred Aldrich
Hood - Al Bain
Gen. Lafayette - Edgar Barrier
Butcher - Ivan Bell
Diner Patron - Eumenio Blanco
Soldier with Radio - James Caan
Street Vendor - Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Street Vendor - Louise Colombet
Man with Samples - Don Diamond
Street Vendor - Duke Fishman
Trailer Narrator (voice) - Paul Frees
Wedding Guest - Ben Frommer
Busted Patron in Raid - Bobby Gilbert
Convict - Joseph Glick
Diner Patron - Mickey Golden
Worker - Jack Gordon
Bar Gangster - Joe Gray
Worker - Maria Haro
Convict - Jack Henderson
Street Vendor - Chester Jones
Narrator (voice) - Louis Jourdan
Butcher - Ethan Laidlaw
Diner Patron - Richard LaMarr
Busted Patron in Raid - William Meader
Street Vendor - Mike Morelli
Convict - Daniel Nunez
Ticket Seller - Doye O'Dell
Prison Guard - Joe Palma
Worker - Emma Palmese
Englishman - Richard Peel
Street Vendor - Joe Ploski
Man in Church - Bill Raisch
Wedding Guest - Waclaw Rekwart
Prostitute - June Smaney
Cashier - Mabel Smaney
Street Vendor - Stephen Soldi
Wedding Guest - Theresa Testa
Diner Patron - Bob Whitney
Wedding Guest - Harry Wilson
Worker - John Zimeas