Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wheeler
Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Ian McLellan Hunt, John Dayton
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Hartley Ball, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rollins, Torrio Carminati/ Paolo Carlini/ Claudio Hermeli/ Paola Brubni/ Rizzo Frederizzo
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Region: United States
Languages: English / Italian / German
Released: 1953-08-20 (Venice Film Festival) / 1953-09-02 (USA)
Length: 118 minutes
Also known as: Golden Branches and Jade Leaves (Hong Kong) / Roman Holidays (Taiwan) / Roman Holidays
Rating: IMDB 8.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 97%
When Princess Anne (Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn) from a European country visited Rome, the state affairs were troublesome, but she was tired of red tape. One night, exhausted physically and mentally, she secretly came to the folk to enjoy the night scene, and happened to meet newspaper reporter Joe (Gregory Peck). The two swim together with their hands, very happy. The princess even went to Joe’s house as a guest and spent the night there.
Unexpectedly, Joe accidentally discovered the true identity of the princess, and he decided to concoct a scoop, so Joe and his friend, photographer Owen (played by Eddie Albert) took the princess on a tour of Rome together, and secretly photographed many of the princess’s photos. Photos of life. However, in the next getting along with the princess, Joe fell in love with the princess unknowingly. In order to protect the image of the princess, Joe could only reluctantly abandon the good chance of success and give the princess the photo.
After experiencing a one-day holiday in Rome, Princess Anne experienced her responsibility to the country instead, resolutely returned to the embassy, and resolutely abandoned her love for her own responsibility.
“Roman Holiday” is a 1953 romantic comedy film directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The film follows the story of Princess Ann (played by Hepburn), a young European princess who is on a diplomatic tour of Europe. While in Rome, Ann escapes from her handlers and embarks on a whirlwind adventure around the city with an American journalist named Joe Bradley (played by Peck).
Over the course of a day, Ann and Joe visit some of Rome’s most famous landmarks and share a romantic and carefree day together, despite their vastly different backgrounds. As they spend more time together, they begin to fall in love, but Ann’s duty to her country and her royal obligations threaten to tear them apart.
The film received critical acclaim for its charming and delightful story, the chemistry between Hepburn and Peck, and the stunning location shots of Rome. Hepburn’s performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the film also won the Academy Award for Best Story. “Roman Holiday” has since become a classic of the romantic comedy genre and is considered one of the greatest films of all time.
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