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Roman Holiday – 1953

There is nothing about the movie, Roman Holiday, that isn’t wholly lovable! Audrey Hepburn portraying Princess Ann, Gregory Peck… well, need I say more? 

Imagine your life was nothing but rules, duties, schedules, and responsibilities. Constant public appearances, where you had to exude grace and charm, day in and day out. What would you do if you escaped for 24 hours? I hope I’d be lucky enough to spend the day with Gregory Peck!
If it’s not already, it may become a new favorite. Roman Holiday is full of humor, excitement, and romance. Even my grand-daughters, who are 11, love this movie.

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Roman Holiday

1953 ‧ Romance/Rom-com ‧ 1h 58min

90% liked this movie

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Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann’s regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.
Release dateSeptember 2, 1953 (USA)

Another reason to love Gregory Peck as well:

Initially, the film was to have had only Gregory Peck’s name above its title, with “Introducing Audrey Hepburn” beneath in smaller font. However, Peck suggested equal billing so that her name appeared before the title, and in type as large as his: “You’ve got to change that because she’ll be a big star, and I’ll look like a big jerk.”

She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for this performance.

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Ms. Ericka


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