Eloise at the Plaza

Synopsis: Eloise is an imaginative little girl living in New York City with her nanny, going on various adventures.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Kevin Lima
Production: Di Novi Pictures
  Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win.
89 min

[Music playing]

[Ducks quacking]

[Hooves clopping]


- Welcome to the Plaza.

- Come along, darling.

[Clock chimes]


What do you mean. a room?

I ordered a suite. not a room!

A suite!

And considering who I am...

You do know who I am.

Mrs. Daniels! 805, please.

So good to see you again.

805, one of

our most beautiful suites.

Mrs. Daniels's daughter Molly...

is one of the debutantes

staying with us...

and Mrs. Daniels is in charge

of tomorrow night's ball.

What are you doing?

I shall need to see

Catering immediately...

and when will the musicians

be rehearsing?

Since I'll be in London

until Monday...

call Jamison at the Canard.

Find out if Mr. Harrigan

will be available for lunch.

Mrs. Daniels, I strive

for perfection at the Plaza.

Nothing will interfere

with your plans.

- Absolutely...

- Alphonse.

Nothing. Enjoy your stay.

Yes, Mr. Peabody?

Prince of Kushin

will be here tomorrow.

Excuse me?

The prince is evaluating

the hotel as a possible venue...

for the Kushinian

trade conference next month.

Several hotels

are in contention.

I want

that hotel to be my hotel.

Yes, Mr. Peabody.

His visit must be perfect...

and by perfect,

you know who I'm talking about.

Rest assured, I will be

on top of every detail...

including...you know who.

Really? Then you might start

by erasing that.

I'm Eloise. I'm six.

I am a city child.

I live at the Plaza Hotel...

and I am going

to the debutante ball.

I have my very own room...

and a dog

that looks like a cat.


His name is Weenie.

And a turtle.

His name's Skipperdee.

The Plaza's the only hotel

in New York...

that allows you

to have a turtle.

The absolutely first thing

I have to do...

is bathe

Skipperdee's ears...

Otherwise he gets cross

and develops a rash.

Then it's time

to wake up Nanny.


Nanny is my nurse.

She's English.

Nanny says she would rather

I didn't talk. talk. talk...

all the time.

She always says

everything three times.

Eloise, one of these days...

we are going

to freeze, freeze, freeze.

Told ya.

- Nanny?

- Mmm.

- I'm hungry.

- Imagine my surprise.

Room service

always knows it's me.


Yes, Eloise?

Hello, this is me--Eloise.

Would you kindly send up

Irish bacon, oatmeal...

one roast beef bone,

one raisin, and seven spoons...

- to the top floor...

- And...

And some rather hot coffee,

and charge it, please.

Thank you very much.


I'm thinking about

how absolute fun...

I'll have at

tomorrow's debutante ball.

[Yawning] You haven't

been invited, Eloise.

I will be.

Now, what's a debutante ball?


It's a night when girls

from all over the city...

are introduced

to New York society.

It's their first

really grown-up dance.

It's a time to show

they can act like adults.

- And my mother was a debutante.

- Yes.

[Waltz playing]

And it was

the coming-out season...

of all coming-out seasons.

And your mother

was the debutante of the year.

Because she has grace.


Because she has grace.

And she wore Dior.

She wore Dior.


Because Dior is divine.

Divine. divine. divine.


I'm going to be a debutante.

That's why I'm going to

the ball tomorrow night...

to get practiced.

Well, my love, we want you clean

before you get practiced.

So...let's move, move, move!

When it's time

for our morning duties...

Weenie and Skipperdee and me...

skibble as fast

as we everly can.

London from bottom

to top is up

The keeper in the shop

is up

And even Mrs. Mop is up

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Kay Thompson

Kay Thompson (born Catherine Louise Fink; November 9, 1909 – July 2, 1998) was an American author, singer, vocal arranger, vocal coach, composer, musician, dancer and actress. She is best known as the creator of the Eloise children's books and for her role in the movie Funny Face. more…

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