I am having trouble commenting on anyone's blog who uses wordpress. This began when I started the 365 short story project which uses wordpress. If you don't see me, I am probably there. Just a ghost of my former self.
I am a great Jack Lemmon fan and this Billy Wilder movie from 1963 is a favorite. Lemmon plays a naive Parisian cop who is assigned to the Red Light District. There he falls for a charming hooker played by Shirley Maclaine, and does what he can to keep her from meeting up with clients. This makes him her pimp. A delightful comedy-and not the dark movie it sounds. At least if I remember it correctly. Can you see from this clip what a great silent actor he would have been?
THE APARTMENT, which also paired this duo, was far darker and even more terrific if less forgotten than IRMA LA DOUCE.
Lemmon was brilliant at playing nervous insecure men. I can't think of anyone who did it better. Can you?
For more forgotten movies, Todd Mason is the toastmaster general,