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Roman Holiday
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn




Overview -
This classic romantic comedy introduced Audrey Hepburn to audiences as a modern-day princess. Stifled by her royal entourage on a trip to Rome, Hepburn's Princess Ann escapes to explore the Italian city on her own. While incognito, she falls in love with an American newspaperman, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). When Bradley learns of Ann's true identity, he finds himself torn between following his nose for news--and turning her into a big story--or the growing affections of his heart. A hit in 1953, ROMAN HOLIDAY won Hepburn an Academy Award for Best Actress, and was also notable for its Oscar-winning story by then-blacklisted Dalton Trumbo (credited as Ian McLellan Hunter).

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Overview

This classic romantic comedy introduced Audrey Hepburn to audiences as a modern-day princess. Stifled by her royal entourage on a trip to Rome, Hepburn's Princess Ann escapes to explore the Italian city on her own. While incognito, she falls in love with an American newspaperman, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). When Bradley learns of Ann's true identity, he finds himself torn between following his nose for news--and turning her into a big story--or the growing affections of his heart. A hit in 1953, ROMAN HOLIDAY won Hepburn an Academy Award for Best Actress, and was also notable for its Oscar-winning story by then-blacklisted Dalton Trumbo (credited as Ian McLellan Hunter).

Awards:
1953 - Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner
1953 - Academy Awards - Best Motion Picture Story Winner
1953 - Academy Awards - Best Costume Design (b&w) Winner

Main Cast & Crew

William Wyler - Director
Gregory Peck
Audrey Hepburn
Eddie Albert
Tullio Carminati
Hartley Power
Laura Solari
Harcourt Williams
Margaret Rawlings
Paolo Carlini
Heinz Hindrich

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 118
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 032429257857
  • Genre: Romance
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2002

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Movies > Comedies

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Notes:
ROMAN HOLIDAY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999. Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo originally could not claim the credit for "Story." The Academy Award went to Ian McLellan Hunter, who was fronting for Trumbo. McLellan was in the meantime hiding out in Mexico--avoiding a House subpoena-- and did not attend the ceremony to accept the award in person. Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Actress-Audrey Hepburn, Best Motion Picture story.

Reviews:
"[Hepburn is] still enormously popular, fondly remembered for her elegant, effortless warmth on screen." - 03/01/2004 Total Film, p.7


"Wistful HOLIDAY remains one of the most popular films by director William Wyler, a three-time Oscar winner." - 10/05/2004 USA Today, p.3D

 

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