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Roman Holiday Details

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[[Performer~P31869~Audrey Hepburn~audreyhepburn]] 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 ([[Performer~P55747~Gregory Peck~gregorypeck]]), 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 ([[Performer~P669~Eddie Albert~eddiealbert]]) 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 [[Performer~P114629~Dalton Trumbo~daltontrumbo]]. The 1987 TV movie remake with [[Performer~P54534~Catherine Oxenberg~catherineoxenberg]] is best forgotten. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 28, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Dighton Best Screenplay 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Swink Best Editing 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Tyler Best Black and White Art Direction 1953 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Audrey Hepburn Best British Actress 1953 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Audrey Hepburn Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1953 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Audrey Hepburn Best Actress 1953 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Audrey Hepburn Best Actress 1953 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edith Head Best Black and White Costume Design 1953 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eddie Albert Best Supporting Actor 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ian Hunter Best Screenplay 1953 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ian Hunter Best Story 1953 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts William Wyler Best British Film 1953 Nominee
Directors Guild of America William Wyler Best Director 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Wyler Best Director 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Wyler Best Picture 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hal Pereira Best Black and White Cinematography 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henri Alékan Best Black and White Cinematography 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Franz Planer Best Black and White Cinematography 1953 Nominee

Cast

Audrey Hepburn
as Princess Anne
Gregory Peck
as Joe Bradley
Eddie Albert
as Irving Radovich
Hartley Power
as Mr. Hennessey
Harcourt Williams
as Ambassador
Margaret Rawlings
as Countess Vereberg
Tullio Carminatti
as Gen. Provno
Paolo Carlini
as Mario Delani
Claudio Ermelli
as Giovanni
Paola Borboni
as Charwoman
Alfredo Rizzo
as Cab driver
Laura Solari
as Hennessy's Secretary
Gorella Gori
as Shoe Seller
Maurizio Arena
as Driver
Andre Eszterhazy
as Embassy Staff
Richard McNamara
as Correspondent
Marco Tulli
as Dancer
Mimmo Poli
as Worker
Tania Weber
as Irving's Model

Crew

William Wyler
Director
William Wyler
Producer
John Dighton
Screenwriter
Dalton Trumbo
Screen Story
Henri Alékan
Cinematographer
Franz Planer
Cinematographer
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Swink
Editor
Walter Tyler
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Wally Westmore
Makeup
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