Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

DVD - 2002
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A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, ♭2002
Edition: Special collector's edition
Branch Call Number: ROM
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 118 minutes) : black & white

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davidyoder
Mar 26, 2017

Great movie and lots of humorous scenes. Loved Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in this charming movie. Pretty tasteful compared to other Italian movies with surprise scenes.

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Nursebob
Aug 11, 2016

Winning Oscars for costume design, writing, and best actress for a relatively unknown twenty-four-year old Audrey Hepburn, director William Wyler's wistful romantic comedy has found its way onto many "best of" lists including Steven Schneider's "1001 Movies to See Before You Die" and the American Film Institute's "Greatest Genre Films". Filmed in gauzy B&W, Wyler's bittersweet tale of improbable love revels in amour while at the same time keeping one foot firmly fixed in reality. For all his acting prowess Peck never could play a convincing romantic lead but this shortcoming is hardly noticeable as Hepburn lights up the screen with every appearance, her delicate beauty and sense of grace giving the entire project a heart of pure enchantment. Dreamy, playful, but not without a note of sadness, this is one bit of old school romance which has withstood the test of time.

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emilyk5
Jun 14, 2016

As one that is quite skeptical of black and white movies, Roman Holiday brought me to love these movies. I'm not sure if it is the charming, easy to love character of Audrey Hepburn or just the brilliance of the story that initially brought me to love this movie. The storyline is one that all people easily fall in love with, as I believe that all people really want to see what a princess wants to do with her life! For those who still don't know whether this movie is one to watch, just remember, it's a classic and is also Blair Waldorf's favorite movie. You simply cannot go wrong with this movie.

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jfoxbooks
Mar 30, 2016

One cannot praise this film enough -Hollywood at it's best

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Charlie68
Dec 22, 2015

A beautiful princess gets away from palace life and live one day as a ordinary person. The beauty of Audrey Hepburn sets off this movie and makes it worth watching.

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Slys65ss
Dec 16, 2015

This is movie making at it's finest. Filmed almost entirely in Rome, which was a first for it's time. This film is truly a national treasure. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are delightful. She couldn't be any more beautiful and he couldn't get any more handsome. Charming, funny, heartbreaking and hopeful all at the same time. Loved it!

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mswrite
Dec 11, 2014

If all this film had going for it was the sparkling chemistry between the handsome Gregory Peck and the luminously lovely Audrey Hepburn it would still earn five stars. It has more, including great Rome location shots and a nice turn by Eddie "Green Acres" Albert as Peck's good-natured, conniving buddy.

But ultimately the film belongs to Hepburn, starring here in her first major role. She is simply wonderful and she would be wonderful in many more movies to come. Audrey Hepburn had a rare quality of love, so that when she gazed adoringly at her co-star with those big and very expressive brown eyes you not only believed she loved him, you fell a little in love with him too. Even actors who seemed oddly miscast, like her "Sabrina" co-star Humphrey Bogart--with whom reportedly she did not get along--or Gary Cooper, who was just a tad too old for her in "Love in the Afternoon." (Cary Grant was born to play both those roles and proved it in 1963's charming "Charade.")

If you've never seen this movie and have wondered what all the fuss was about the late great Audrey, find a copy of "Roman Holiday" and prepare to be dazzled. There's a reason this movie has been imitated endlessly over the years.

d2013 Aug 31, 2014

Delightful!

Infolass May 12, 2014

Delightful film which was Audrey Hepburn’s debut and earned her an Academy Award. Beautifully filmed in Rome. Although it was a choice to film in black and white, I think that it would have worked even better in colour

theorbys Oct 18, 2013

This is an all around great movie. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck were wonderful and William Wyler was a great director. The film is not dated at all, but just reflects the times it was made in. It may seem naive, but it is fresh and innocent. There are greater films of art but, you can't get much more 5 star than this.

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Laura_X Feb 05, 2016

Princess Ann: I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's MOST unusual.

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