During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.
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. This unfortunately disrupts the well organized system of the police and the Pimps union. Not to mention inadvertently netting his station superior at the brothel. Fired, he goes to a bar to drink, is befriended by Irma, beats up her pimp, and finds he is now Irma's new pimp. Nester's doesn't like the thought of his girl seeing other men, so comes up with a plan. Written by
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The sprawling three hundred fifty thousand dollar Rue Casanova set took three months to build, and included forty-eight buildings and three converging streets. See more »
The shadow of the "boom" can be seen on the brown wall, at the right of the screen, just after Lemmon shows up in MacLaine's apartment, following his jailbreak. It shows up behind Bernardi, just after MacLaine's sarcasm that Lemmon could be found in jail. See more »
Life is total war my friend... nobody has a right to be a conscientious objector.
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So it's not the greatest Billy Wilder/Jack Lemmon comedy ever, but it's
definitely a very amusing film with witty performances from Jack Lemmon
Shirly McLaine who prove here once again what a believable, great screen
couple they make. The scene stealer in this one, though, is Lou Jacobi as
Moustache, the hilarious and "wise" bartender across the street. The film
loses some of its humor at somes places, but it really takes off the
Jack becomes Lord X. The music is a great asset, too.
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