House of Eliott [TV Series] (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The British producers of the internationally popular Upstairs, Downstairs were responsible for The House of Eliott. Set in the 1920s and 1930s, this series opened with a two-hour installment; all subsequent episodes ran 60 minutes. Two sisters, Beatrice (Stella Gonet) and Evangeline (Louise Lombard), are left penniless when their wealthy, philandering father dies. Unable to rely on their inheritance as they'd planned to do, Beatrice and Evangeline go into the dressmaking business; before long, the "House of Eliott" is the smartest, most prestigious establishment in London. The series traces the personal and professional trials and tribulations of the sisters throughout England, Europe and Hollywood.

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business, businessperson, death, decadence, dressmaker, father, poverty, sister