Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
When a cleaning lady suddenly comes into a large sum of money, her dream of owning a Christian Dior gown leads her on a Parisian adventure.
When a cleaning lady (Lesley Manville) suddenly comes into a large sum of money, her dream of owning a Christian Dior gown leads her on a Parisian adventure, in this adaptation of the 1957 novel by Paul Gallico.
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After she receives both her late husband’s backdated military pension and her winnings from a football pool, Mrs. Ada Harris (Lesley Manville) leaves her position as a cleaning lady in 1950s London to realize her lifelong dream of owning a Christian Dior gown straight from the fashion house in Paris. Awed by the glamour of couture, Mrs. Harris is at first looked down upon by the industry’s stuffy elite, including the haughty director of operations Mme. Colbert (Isabelle Huppert). But despite her common origins, Mrs. Harris’ plucky and winsome personality ingratiates her to many in Paris, opening doors ― and minds ― to the grieving former maid.
Written and directed by Anthony Fabian, this Cinderella story based on the 1957 novel by Paul Gallico is a charming tale of the reversal of fate, the power of kindness, and the possibility of a happy ending.