Irma La Douce.

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ContributionsElg, Taina, 1930-, Quilley, Denis., Bova, Joe., Brook, Peter, 1925-, Monnot, Marguerite., Breffort, Alexandre, 1902-, Coe, Richard L. 1914-1995, annotator., National Theatre Corporation (Washington, D.C.), Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPN2093 .C64 1995 no. I89
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Pagination1 v. (theater program).
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Open LibraryOL23683867M
LC Control Number2009657769

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“IRMA, la Douce” a symphonic musical adaptation conceived by a very young wonder-kind Andre Previn!!. 17 tracks, arranged, in support of the film’s scenario, with the original “Irma, la Douce” theatrical music, the various themes, woven into a symphonic score!!!/5(21).

Directed by Billy Wilder. With Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell. In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with Irma La Douce. book prostitute, and tries to /10(K).

The honest Nestor, who is naive and strictly by the book, notes the movement of couples in the Casanova Hotel and befriends the prostitute Irma La Douce (believing that she is a lady. When he discovers that she is also a streetwalker, he calls the central station for a raid in the hotel.

Irma la Douce. A Musical Play in 2 Acts: Book and lyrics by Alexander Breffort; Music by Marguerite Monnot; (English Book & Lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker & Monty Norman) Théâtre Gramont, Paris - 12 November, Saville Theatre, London - 17 July, Plymouth Theatre.

Irma La Douce is an essential in Irma La Douce. book Billy Wilder collection of films. It's not as classic as Some Like Irma La Douce. book Hot, Sunset Blvd. or Double Indemnity, but certainly entertaining. Wilder decided not to transfer the musical version from its Broadway production because musicals were suddenly not doing well at the box office/5().

Plot. Irma la Douce ["Irma the Sweet"] 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. Book now at Irma la Douce in Berlin.

Explore menu, see photos and read 32 reviews: "Wir haben einen sehr schönen Abend verbracht. Essen, Weinkarte, Ambiente und Service gleichermaßen auf hohem Niveau und sehr stimmig. Wir kommen wieder!"/5(32). Irma La Douce Synopsis: Naive, by the book French police officer Nester Patou, is transferred to the Red Light district.

Upon witnessing what must be a brothel, he calls the station and organizes a raid, transporting all the 'ladies' to the jail/ Irma La Douce (Shirley MacClaine) is Paris' most prosperous prostitute. Wise, endearing, and compulsively clad in green, Irma rules the rue Casanova.

She triumphantly works the most coveted corner on a street where the cops gladly look the other way and the naughty johns leave : Kl Studio Classics. Irma la douce is a French musical with music by Marguerite Monnot and lyrics and book by Alexandre Breffort.

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Critiquing justice, honesty, and love, Irma la Douce is an incredibly funny film, but the comedy merely covers up the dark underlying current to this film: the police are incompetent, honesty has no place in this world, and love is impossible without some lies attached.

Pairing /5(4K). "Irma La Douce" is not only French; it is intensely Parisian French. Set in an area tourists seek, but so seldom find, its musical idiom, its moral atmosphere, its plot and its argot are part of Paris not even all Parisians know; a part of Paris where the underworld is known as the "milieu.".

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As the film's prologue promises, Irma La Douce is a celebration of life from beginning to end -- unabashedly adoring lust, emotion, fervor and, above all, foolish love. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio 75%. IRMA LA DOUCE. Music by Marguerite Monnot English Book and Lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman Original Book by Alexandre Breffort Choreography by Chase Brock Directed by John Doyle.

New York City Center Encores. “Early on, when Irma believes that she has finally balanced her professional and personal lives, she explodes.

Irma-La-Douce (Original) Stuart Damon Frangipane (Original) Fred Gwynne Police Inspector (Original) View All Cast Alexandre Breffort Original book.

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Irma la douce is a French musical with music by Marguerite Monnot and lyrics and book by Alexandre Breffort. The musical premiered in Paris inand was subsequently produced in the West. Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Irma la Douce: Irma-la-Douce Elizabeth Seal Irma la Douce Ensemble Irma la Douce (Original Broadway Cast.

Sony has done a first-class job with the Broadway cast recording of Irma La Douce-- not only is the original recording from mastered with clarity and richness of tone, but the accompanying booklet (which requires that the single CD go into a wide double-CD jewel case) is nicely annotated and printed, and filled with photographs of the cast -- including Elizabeth Seal, Keith Michell, Clive 5/5(1).

MGM's DVD of Irma La Douce is enhanced, but it was an earlier release (April 2, ) and, like The Apartment, didn't receive the optimum transfer that did some of its boxmates in last month's Wilder difference can only be seen on a large monitor where the difference in definition and apparent line structure becomes visible.

It's a bit ironic that Irma la Douce (), one of director Billy Wilder's weaker films, would prove to be his greatest commercial success by far, earning more than $25 million against a $5 million budget. It's pleasant enough, with a lot of witty lines, fine performances, many clever little touches throughout, but after a reasonably strong first act it begins to run out of steam, aimlessly.

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Irma la Douce is a gem, one of Billy Wilders best films. Banned from TV for many years by network censors, it began as a Broadway play and ran from to playing at both the Plymouth Theatre and the Alvin Theatre in New York.

Other articles where Irma La Douce is discussed: Billy Wilder: Films of the s: history), but Wilder’s next film, Irma La Douce (), was. The nonmusical adaptation of a French (and later Broadway) musical by Alexandre Breffort and Marguerite Monnot starred MacLaine and Lemmon as, respectively, a philosophical Parisian prostitute and the self-righteous constable who tries to shut.

THE PECULIARITIES OF 'IRMA LA DOUCE' By Alvin Klein. and there is a fairytale aura in the book and lyrics, which were adapted into English by. Chicago citation style: Billy Wilder, and André Previn. IRMA LAIrma, the title character of the French musical Irma La Douce, is a young woman working the streets of le Fripé, a poor law student, falls for Irma and grows jealous of her clients.

To remain Irma's only lover, Nestor assumes the disguise of a rich older man named Oscar, taking numerous jobs to support himself and Irma. By-the-book but bumbling Paris gendarme Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) saw his career end when he raided a brothel that provided kickbacks and services to his higher-ups.

Sympathetic streetwalker Irma La Douce (Shirley MacLaine) offered him a new livelihood--as her pimp--but the smitten ex-cop embarked on a comic gambit to ensure that he’d be her.

irma la douce Featuring the music from the movie starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon these seventeen tracks include Meet Irma; This Is the Story; Nestor, the Honest Policeman; The Market; Wedding Ring; I'm Sorry Irma; But That's Another Story; and more.

If Encores. was going to now and forever abandon its former tagline—one might even say mission statement—of "Great American Musicals in Concert," it couldn't have picked a more flamboyantly flagrant way to do so than by producing Irma La Douce.

This raucously Gallic curiosity by Alexandre Breffort (original book and lyrics, adapted into English by Julian More, David Heneker, and Monty. At nearly two and a half hours Irma la Douce is dreadfully overlong, and Wilder can be partially blamed for how his focus on Patou’s elaborate ruse bogs his film down.

However, far more repellent than any of Lord X’s mugging is the film’s basic stance on. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Irma La Douce [Original London Cast] - Original London Cast, Elizabeth Seal on AllMusic - Genre/Form: Original cast recordings Streaming audio: Additional Physical Format: Source record: Monnot, Marguerite.

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Irma la douce. Responsibility: music by Marguerite Monnot ; original book and lyrics by Alexandre Breffort ; English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker, and Monty Norman. Synopsis. The musical tells the story of a poor law student, Nestor le Fripé, who falls in love with a wealthy prostitute, Irma la Douce.

He becomes insanely jealous of her clients and decides he cannot stand her being with another man. One of director Billy Wilder's biggest box office hits following his landmark comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, the spectacular Irma La Douce-- adapted from the musical for the French theatre -- reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered (and Oscar®-nominated) early roles/5().

The third and last presentation in the Encores! Season of Broadway musicals in concert was Irma La Douce, which premièred in New York at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Schoenfeld) in and then moved to the Alvin Theatre.

Unusual for its era, Irma La Douce was a French musical play (music by Marguerite Monnot and lyrics and book by Alexandre Breffort) which débuted in Paris at.

It is based on the French stage musical Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot and Alexandre Breffort. Lemmon plays a low level Paris cop who gets assigned to a Paris street prostitution area and becomes involved in a relationship with Shirley MacLaine character who 'works' there.Irma La Douce [Import anglais] Jack Lemmon (Actor), Shirley MacLaine (Actor), Billy Wilder (Director, Producer) & Rated: Unrated Format: DVD.

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