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Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)

Ada Harris, a London charwoman in the 1950's, sees a Dior dress and decides that she's going to own one. First, she scrimps and saves her money, but when she has enough, and takes a trip to... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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A new adaptation of Paul Gallico's much-loved novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this folly.

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Vi Butterfield
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Natasha Petitpierre
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Marquis Hippolite
Barbara Barnes
Tamsin Olivier
Alex Knight
Mel Martin
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Ada Harris, a London charwoman in the 1950's, sees a Dior dress and decides that she's going to own one. First, she scrimps and saves her money, but when she has enough, and takes a trip to Paris, she learns that buying an original couture creation is a little harder than simply plunking down cash. Along the way to her goal, she manages to befriend a count, unite young lovers, and dodge customs. Written by Kathy Li

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27 December 1992 (USA)  »

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This movie is based on the book "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris" by Paul Gallico published in 1958. Paul wrote a series of four books about Mrs. 'Arris - "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris", "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to New York", "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Parliament", and "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Moscow". See more »

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Marcelle: Mademoiselle - you have the body of a young woman!
Mrs. Ada Harris: Oh don't you give me none of that - flattery will get you nowhere! I bet he says that to all the girls!
Marcelle: No! Most of them are fat old trouts!
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References To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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No special effects? I'll take that!
8 February 1999 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

These days it has become a rarity to find a good movie not aided by special effects, blood or sex. It was a real pleasure to watch this small, honest and humble film, quietly following the tradition of those movies we had almost forgotten. I bet the glorious Angela Lansbury should have enjoyed acting as much as we enjoyed watching it. Well, my mother commented shortly on this movie: just like Cinderella... I cannot argue with that.


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