Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ('Mile a Minute Harry'), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased. (Source: ITV)
Everybody is shocked about the assault on the store, especially Harry. D’Ancona continues to put on the pressure and Harry needs to pay his debts within days or there could be some even more serious consequences. Harry doesn’t know what to do.
The ground floor of the store has been transformed into a backdrop for a new silent film called Double Trouble, starring the Dolly Sisters and Bumby Wallace.