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Irma La Douce

Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond’s lavish movie boils down to a dirty party joke, but they struck gold just the same. Audiences flocked to see Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine reunited in a fantasy Parisian red light district, in a show that looks like Disneyland for fans of Playboy cartoons.

Irma La Douce

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Kl Studio Classics

1963 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 143 min. / Street Date July 17, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Herschel Bernardi, Hope Holiday, Bruce Yarnell, Joan Shawlee, Grace Lee Whitney, Paul Dubov, Howard McNear, Cliff Osmond, Diki Lerner, Ruth & Jane Earl, Tura Satana.

Cinematography: Joseph La Shelle

Art Director: Alexander Trauner

Film Editor: Daniel Mandell

Original Music: Marguerite Monnot, André Previn

Written by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond from a play by Alexandre Breffort

Produced by Edward L. Alperson, I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder

Directed by Billy Wilder

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