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Izidore K. Musallam
Ada Harris (Dame Angela Lansbury), a London charwoman in the 1950s, sees a Christian 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
The date on Lord and Lady Dant's invitation to the Coronation Ball at Buckingham Palace is historically accurate. In 1953, June 5th fell on a Friday. See more »
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!
No! Most of them are fat old trouts!
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At the end of this film I felt like kicking myself hard for not having recorded it.
To my generation Angela Lansbury was a screen siren. It is nice to see that the years have been kind to her quite apart from her still being able to deliver a consummate performance.
In one scene Mme. Colbert states that her husband was murdered by the Germans "twelve years ago". That dates the film to 1952-54. (The Germans occupied France from June 1940 until September 1944 )
Andre the accountant claims to have served in Algeria. But the Algerian problem occurred after the French expulsion from Indochina in 1954.
It would appear that history has got a little lost. Apart from the sad caricature of John Savident as the "Hinglish" hating Frenchman all the characters had depth and credibility. This film belongs to a bygone age when people went to the cinema for escapism and not to be reminded of their own sordid humanity. And that is the great sadness.
If you enjoy the current output of the film industry DONT watch this film.
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