Irma la Douce (Blu-ray)

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

  • Run Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: July 17, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: KL Studio Classics

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Screenwriting by &
Composition by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1963 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: André Previn

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 19


User Ratings: 5,858
...Lemmon and MacLaine spark off each other...
Total Film
Feb 1, 2001
The latest Wilder-Diamond-J.L. gagorama has everything: lovely color shots of Paris, lots of laughs, tears, action, and two of our best film actors, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Everything but charm and style, the essentials for its genre Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Aug 12, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Just great fun.
Feb 21, 2008
Irma also misses on several important counts, and the fact that it does illustrates the sizable problems inherent in an attempt to convert a legit musical into a tuneless motion picture farce. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
A good example of how a movie can be utterly characteristic of its maker and still fall with a resounding thud... Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 15, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Mr. Lemmon is little short of brilliant... Full Review
New York Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/5 -- The movie was filmed on a 360-degree set so shooting could be done in any direction. Full Review
TV Guide
Aug 15, 2007

Product Description:

Billy Wilder's adaptation of Alexandre Breffort's stage farce stars Shirley MacLaine as the Parisian prostitute of the title. When Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) a naïve, uncharacteristically honest young gendarme decides to raid Chez Moustache, the bistro which provides a base of operations for many of the Les Halles streetwalkers, including the popular Irma, his boss Inspector Lefevre (Herschel Bernardi) is among the johns, and Nestor quickly finds himself unemployed. But, smitten with Irma, the former cop returns to Les Halles and after a fight with her extortionate pimp Hippolyte (Bruce Yarnell), Nestor takes over his role. As he and Irma become more involved, he becomes increasingly jealous toward her steady parade of customers, and finally resolves to become one. Posing as impotent British aristocrat Lord X, he offers to pay Irma a sizeable sum simply to spend some time with him on a weekly basis. The plot thickens when, on a trip to England, Irma seduces Lord X, whose sexual malady is proven to have been somewhat overstated. Composer Andre Previn won an Oscar for best score.


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  • UPC: 738329224189
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