Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon in Irma La Douce

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Irma La Douce, 1963
Another film starring both Shirley and Jack Lemmon, Irma La Douce was directed by Billy Wilder, who had also directed the duo in The Apartment. In this controversial comedy, Shirley plays a popular Parisian prostitute named Irma with whom Jack's character, an ex-cop named Nestor, has fallen in love. Nestor concocts a plan to keep Irma off the streets, but things don't go as smoothly as planned.

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