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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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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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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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Angela Lansbury shines in a lovely little film
27 June 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Now I am not going to say that this is the best movie ever or anything, but I loved Mrs 'Arris Goes To Paris. It is truly delightful and very charming, with a nice message especially. The story is nice and simple, and is one that never meanders with many charming scenes. The film is nice to look at as well, no special effects or anything just some nice rosy cinematography and Parisian scenery, that's more than enough for me. The music is lovely, delightful and somewhat authentic too, and the script is nice and fluffy like, as I have said already, a soufflé. The direction is good too, but it is in the acting where the film really shines. Angela Lansbury is wonderful yet again, while Diana Rigg is stunning and Omar Shariff charming. So overall, a really nice and pleasant little film. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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