Roman Holiday 1953

Audrey Hepburn's Oscar-winning performance in her first starring role. Roman Holiday was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations who explores Ro…
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Audrey Hepburn's Oscar-winning performance in her first starring role.

Roman Holiday was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. Eddie Albert contributes to the fun as Peck's carefree cameraman pal. Stylishly directed by William Wyler, this romantic comedy ranks as one of the most enjoyable films of all times.

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  • Play It Again – Roman Holiday

    Reviewed by Jess Lomas

    Though many cite Breakfast at Tiffany’s as their favourite Audrey Hepburn film, for me it’s always been the black and white romance, Roman Holiday. Combining Hepburn with the eternally handsome Gre...

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  • Excellent -- managing to navigate between potential sleaze and sanctimony with fun, charm and even dignity.

  • Enjoyable, old-fashioned romance film. (The plot is just "Notting Hill".)

  • To start with I thought it was a little corny, and then I got homed. Simply wonderful, Ms Audrey Hepburn.

  • An old favourite for me. Romance without explicit sex or foul language, and of course all that Roman history. Two people falling in love and maturing in the process. Brings a tear to your eye.

  • Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck - what more can you want. Great old fashioned love story. No sex scenes but just as fabulous as todays love story. More so because you can use your imagination, not have the directors take on things. Just beautiful acting.

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