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Year
1963
Runtime
147 min.
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
12,079
Checks
1,422
Favs
84
Dislikes
10
Favs/checks
5.9% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. TalkingElvish's avatar

    TalkingElvish

    Strange that this film isn't on any official lists. A classic Wilder comedy. 6 years 11 months ago
  2. Hippiemans's avatar

    Hippiemans

    One of my favorite movies. Both Maclaine and Lemmon are great. Billy Wilder does it again! :) 8 years 2 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The world of Parisian prostitutes and their pimps is tarted up in Irma La Douce, that is to say, it presents a rosy depiction of the underworld where sex workers treat pimps like managers they can fire, and boyfriends they can break off with. But if it wasn't sex positive, Billy Wilder couldn't make the comedy work. There's eventually a dark turn, but nowhere near as dark as what the posters promise, I assure you. Everything about this says "don't take me too seriously" and puts you in a pleasant frame of mind, whether it's Shirley MacLaine's self-possessed street walker who takes pride in her profession, or Jack Lemon in ridiculous British lord drag, or fun support players like the over-qualified bartender Moustache (but that's another story). As colorful as a musical, and as patently ridiculous as Blake Edwards comedy, Irma La Douce is filled to the brim with amusing slapstick, screwball antics, and quirky characters. And the story takes you all sorts of places too. Quite entertaining, wot. 6 months 2 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #298 in Masters Of Cinema
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