Roman Holiday

Romance in romantic Rome!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Actress: Audrey Hepburn
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Costume Design (b&w): Edith Head
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Motion Picture Story: Dalton Trumbo

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

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Total Count: 55

Upright93%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 63,342
[Wyler] times the chuckles with a never-flagging pace, puts heart into the laughs, endows the footage with some boff bits of business and points up some tender, poignant scenes in using the smart script and the cast to the utmost advantage. Full Review
Variety
Aug 13, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- Hepburn represents all western cinema, finally allowed out to play on the cobbled streets of postwar Europe. Full Review
Little White Lies
Jul 18, 2013
Only the big screen can do justice to its scintillating monochrome images. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Jul 21, 2013
Wistful HOLIDAY remains one of the most popular films by director William Wyler, a three-time Oscar winner.
USA Today
Oct 5, 2004
[Hepburn is] still enormously popular, fondly remembered for her elegant, effortless warmth on screen.
Total Film
Mar 1, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- Immaculately directed by William Wyler, and written and played with style and grace, this is a film to treasure, both for its endearing action and marvellous performances. Full Review
Radio Times
Feb 11, 2014
Rating: 5/5 -- The best comedy ever written on the horrors of being a royal. Full Review
Sunday Times (UK)
Mar 8, 2018

Product Description:

This classic romantic comedy introduced Audrey Hepburn to audiences as a modern-day princess. Stifled by her royal entourage on a trip to Rome, Hepburn's Princess Ann escapes to explore the Italian city on her own. While incognito, she falls in love with an American newspaperman, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). When Bradley learns of Ann's true identity, he finds himself torn between following his nose for news--and turning her into a big story--or the growing affections of his heart. A hit in 1953, ROMAN HOLIDAY won Hepburn an Academy Award for Best Actress, and was also notable for its Oscar-winning story by then-blacklisted Dalton Trumbo (credited as Ian McLellan Hunter).

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Production Notes:

  • ROMAN HOLIDAY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
  • Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo originally could not claim the credit for "Story." The Academy Award went to Ian McLellan Hunter, who was fronting for Trumbo. McLellan was in the meantime hiding out in Mexico--avoiding a House subpoena-- and did not attend the ceremony to accept the award in person.
  • Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay.
  • Academy Awards: 3, including Best Actress-Audrey Hepburn, Best Motion Picture story.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 18,312
  • UPC: 032429257857
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