Irma la Douce (1963)

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147 min.
Plot  ''Irma la Douce'' tells the story of Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon), an honest cop, who after being transferred from the park Bois de Boulogne to a more urban neighborhood in Paris, finds a street full of prostitutes working at the Hotel Casanova and proceeds to raid the place. The police inspector, who is Nestor's superior, and the other policemen, have been aware of the prostitution, but tolerate it in exchange for bribes. The inspector, a client of the prostitutes himself, fires Nestor, who is accidentally framed for bribery.

Kicked off the force and humiliated, Nestor finds himself drawn to the very neighborhood that ended his career with the Paris police - returning to Chez Moustache, a popular hangout tavern for prostitutes and their pimps. Down on his luck, Nestor befriends Irma La Douce (Shirley MacLaine), a popular prostitute. He also reluctantly accepts, as a confidant, the proprietor of Chez Moustache, a man known only as "Moustache." In a running joke, Moustache (Lou J...
  

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Cast

Jack Lemmon
Nestor Patou/Lord X
Shirley MacLaine
Irma la Douce
Billy Beck
Officer Dupont
James Caan
The U.S. soldier with radio
Louis Jourdan
(narrator)

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Irma la Douce
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Country

United States

Language

English

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