Italy | 1953 | 118 minutes | PG
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn
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Making her American screen debut in the role of Princess Ann turned unknown Audrey Hepburn a movie star. In this classic romantic comedy, a bored and sheltered princess rebels against her handlers to play hooky and explore the Eternal City, with the help of a handsome reporter (Gregory Peck). Filmed on location in Rome, William Wyler’s bittersweet not-quite romantic comedy won three Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn’s charming understated performance, Edith Head for Best Costume Design, and Best Motion Picture Story for blacklisted Hollywood Ten screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (who wouldn’t receive proper credit or his statuette until 1993). – NATHALIE ATKINSON
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