Essential Cinema: The Wilder Touch

IRMA LA DOUCE

Directed by Billy Wilder

USA, 1963, 2h 27min, DCP

Essential Cinema  The Wilder Touch

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

The October 30 screening will feature an introduction by writer and scholar Noah Isenberg, editor of Billy Wilder On Assignment and a forthcoming book about Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT.

The magical chemistry between Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine returns in this story of a French gendarme (Lemmon) who truly becomes a fool for love when he spies the Parisian streetwalker of the title, played by Shirley MacLaine. Wilder pushes the romantic farce far beyond the point of discomfort as the two stars deliver a virtuoso comedic duet that more than justifies their place in the hearts of moviegoers.

Irma La Douce

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