Audrey Hepburn became a star with this film, in which she played Princess Anne, weary of protocol and anxious to have some fun before she is mummified by "affairs of state." On a diplomatic visit to Rome, Anne escapes her royal retainers and scampers incognito through the Eternal City. She happens to meet American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who, recognizing a hot news story, pretends that he doesn't recognize her and offers to give her a guided tour of Rome. Naturally, Joe hopes to get an exclusive interview, while his photographer pal Irving (Eddie Albert) attempts to sneak a photo. And just as naturally, Joe falls in love with her. Filmed on location in Rome, Roman Holiday garnered an Academy Award for the 24-year-old Hepburn; another Oscar went to the screenplay, credited to Ian McLellan Hunter and John Dighton but actually co-written by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Last night we went to a friend's house for dinner and a movie. It was projected in their backyard ... the night was warm but it quickly cooled down as the sun set. Accompanied with candy and popcorn, we started the movie promptly at dark, the feature was Roman Holiday. Surprisingly enough I've seen it from beginning to end, including last night, only twice! Here are some iphone pics of the movie.
As always, we intently look at the clothes. Edith Head designed Miss Hepburn's iconic outfit from the film, people constantly make references to it and are inspired by it- and for good reason! It's so simple and looks very comforatable too!