Roman Holiday


(out of 5)

The world was introduced to  with this exceptional romantic comedy, and it’s been a love affair between star and audience that even her death in 1992 didn’t diminish. plays a reporter working for an American newspaper in Rome who stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when a visiting princess (Hepburn) goes for a spree in the middle of the night. Thinking herself incognita and unaware of the effect of the sedative she was given a few hours earlier, Hepburn wanders Rome before she ends up in Peck’s taxicab. The next day he shows her around the city, pretending to not to know who she is until he can get back to his typewriter and publish the story that will make him world famous. Unfortunately, a problem develops: he really begins to like her. William Wyler’s direction is spiffy, Rome hasn’t looked this good in ages, and Hepburn’s fresh charm and adorable demeanor are simply to die for. A real classic!

Paramount Pictures

USA/Italy, 1953

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, ,

Cinematography by ,

Produced by William Wyler

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1953

Golden Globe Awards 1953



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