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626 Ratings

Irma la Douce

Directed by Billy Wilder
United States, 1963
Comedy, Romance


In Paris, an ex-cop falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time.

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Irma la Douce Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1964 | Winner: Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment

1964 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1965 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actress

Writers Guild of America

1964 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Critics reviews

Billy Wilder’s soggy and uninspired 1963 adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, minus the songs… A good example of how a movie can be utterly characteristic of its maker and still fall with a resounding thud.
January 14, 1985
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Though Wilder was capable of excelling with staccato editing patterns and clever ellipses, he’s working here in the studious widescreen mode of later dramas like The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes or even Fedora, with meticulous dolly moves and a few too many static one-on-one setups. Still, what endures is the piquant, overstuffed art direction.
July 21, 2018
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