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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 »

Director:

Anthony Pullen Shaw (as Anthony Shaw)

Writers:

Paul Gallico (novel), John Hawkesworth (teleplay)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Ada Harris
Diana Rigg ... Mme. Colbert
Lothaire Bluteau ... Andre
John Savident ... Mr. Armont
Lila Kaye ... Vi Butterfield
Tamara Gorski ... Natasha Petitpierre
Omar Sharif ... Marquis Hippolite
Barbara Barnes Barbara Barnes
Tamsin Olivier Tamsin Olivier
Trudy Weiss
Jason Carter
Alex Knight Alex Knight
Mel Martin
Toby Whithouse
David Sterne
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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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Country:

USA | Canada | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The date on Lord and Lady Dant's invitation to the Coronation Ball at Buckingham Palace is historically accurate. In the year 1953, June 5th did indeed fall on a Friday. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ada Harris: I'll be right with you in two shakes of a duck's whisker.
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Connections

References To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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Wonderful family film for all ages.
4 January 2005 | by obxparadiseSee all my reviews

Luckily I have this delightful movie on VHS. It is one of the truly great movies I've ever seen. Actress Angela Lansbury (always a favorite of mine) shines as Mrs. 'Arris in this film. Likewise, Omar Sharif (still a heart-throb) plays a very convincing and lovable Marquis Hippolite. This movie flows smoothly and although the outcome is somewhat what one would expect, it is a lovely escape from reality film that I consider a classic. All the characters, from the lovely Natasha, the somewhat shy, but honorable Andre, the tough but fair Mme. Colbert, portrayed by Diana Riggs and even the despicable Mr Armont, all expertly portrayed and the casting for this film is strong. I urge everyone, young and old alike, to take in this lovely family film. You won't be sorry.


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