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

Oh. what a lovely morning

Trafalgar Square.

the bobby's up

In Piccadilly.

the nippy's up

In Covent Garden.

the kippy's up

Oh. what a lovely morning

We's up. and we've

got to be jolly clean

From head to toe

and in-between

Zap. good morning.

and how have you been?

Oh. what a lovely morning

The royal navy

is up. is up

Buckingham Palace

is up. is up

And even the BBC is up

Oh. what a lovely morning

Oh. what a lovely.

Oh. what a lovely

Oh. what a lovely morning

And Kleenex

makes a very good hat.

[Door buzzer] That's Bill!

Bonjour. Eloise.


votre petit djeuner.

Morning, Bill.

He's an actor.

Ooh! I had the most

scariest dream last night.

I was in this cave...

and it was

absolutely black with dark...

and there was this bug.



- Rah!

- Aah!

Argh! [Snarling]

And the bug had

enormously large feathers!



And the bug picked me up!

Aah! And spun me around

till I was able to grab a rock!

And squish his bug head flat!

- Oh.

- My mother's in Paris.

She went to see

the new fall collection.

Very "oui, oui," you know?

- Hello, William.

- Morning, Nanny.

My, my, my,

doesn't that look good?


Morning, Sir Wilkes.

Morning, Nanny.


Here's what Nanny likes--

Sir Wilkes--

but he doesn't know it.

Here's what I like--secrets.

- Nanny likes Sir Wilkes.

- Does she?

Yes. She gets

all red in the face...

and breathes a lot

when he's around.

At first,

I thought she was sick.

Then I realized

she just likes him.

Why doesn't she tell him?

- I always say what's in my head.

- I've noticed.

It makes everything


I'll have to come up

with a plan.

Did you know I'm going

to the ball tomorrow?

My mother was a debutante.

She has grace.

Would you like to go with me?

Can't. I'm working the ball.

Ah, Bill! Quelle tragique!

[French accent]

What a waste of time!


People! People. please!

We're already

running behind schedule.

Now, the prince arrives...


I want you

to study this picture.

I want you to commit it

to memory.

His Highness should not

want for anything...

during his stay with us.

You should anticipate

his needs before he asks.

Now, as you may recall

from last year's visit...

we had one week to get ready.

Now we have less than 24 hours.

We'll never be ready in time.

I'll have to pull my people

from the ball preparations.


Unacceptable. The ball,

every guest at the hotel...

they'll all be treated

like royalty.

There'll be no compromising

on our service...

but as far as the prince

is concerned...

I want magic

in the form of flowers...

utter perfection

in every morsel he eats...

and this room

completely transformed...

by 2:
00 tomorrow afternoon.

Oh, and, uh...

Under no circumstances...

should you repeat

a word of this to...

[Telephone rings]


Oh. Hello, Mr. Nye.

My mother's lawyer.

You want to meet?

How about tomorrow? Say 3:00.

- How about today?

- I couldn't possibly today.

- I'm rather busy.

- Doing what?

Doing what? Just everything!


Being bored is not allowed.

Here's what I do.

Put a rubber band

on the end of my nose...

stand on my toes for

the longest amount of time...

get dizzy and fall down...

run down the halls...

and skitter two sticks

along the walls...

making a really loud

and terrible racket.

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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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