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Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn  Actor Gregory Peck  Actor Eddie Albert  Actor Hartley Power  Actor Harcourt Williams  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Adult Situations,Suitable for Children

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Roman Holiday

UPC: 097361436548

Studio: Paramount

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Adult Situations, Suitable for Children]

Summary: 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. The 1987 TV movie remake with Catherine Oxenberg is best forgotten. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Awards: Best British Actress – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film – British Academy of Film and Television Arts U.S. National Film Registry – Library of Congress Best Director – Directors Guild of America Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama – null Best Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Costume Design – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Story – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Actress – New York Film Critics Circle Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Features: cc

"Remembering Roman Holiday" Documentary

"Restoring Roman Holiday" Featurette
"Edith Head - The Paramount Years" Featurette

Photo Galleries
Original Teaser Trailer
Original Theatrical Trailer
Re-release Theatrical Trailer

Roman Holiday

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03/29/2011

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: DD Dolby Digital, DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 118 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Roman Holiday
1. Main Title [:00]
2. Goodwill Tour [:00]
3. Her Royal Schedule [:00]
4. Outside The Gates [:00]
5. So Happy [:00]
6. Sleeping Arrangements [:00]
7. Exclusive Interview [:00]
8. Call Me Anya [:00]
9. A Story With Pictures [:00]
10. A Whole New Look [:00]
11. Take The Whole Day Off [:00]
12. Sidewalk Cafe [:00]
13. Sightseeing [:00]
14. The Mouth Of Truth [:00]
15. Dancing At Sant' Angelo [:00]
16. The End Of The Fairy Tale [:00]
17. Fair Game [:00]
18. Ladie and Gentlemen Of The Press [:00]

Rebecca Flint Marx

With Audrey Hepburn at her most appealing, Gregory Peck at his most charismatic, and Rome at its most photogenic, Roman Holiday remains one of the most popular romances that has ever skipped across the screen. Aside from being an enormously enjoyable romp, the film is most notable for two reasons. The first is Hepburn, featured here in her first starring role in a Hollywood film. Her performance won her an Academy Award and established her as an actress whose waifish, delicate beauty presented a viable alternative to the amply proportioned bombshells of the day. With her wide-eyed but cultivated portrayal of Princess Anne, Hepburn kicked off a trend defined by the Audrey Hepburn "look"--simple, sophisticated, and streamlined. The second reason for the film's importance is its location. Whereas modern-day filmmakers may think nothing of jetting off to remote and exotic locales, in 1953 the idea of traveling beyond a Hollywood soundstage was fairly novel. Director William Wyler's use of Rome is one of the best examples of how a location can become a leading character in a film: without the city's twisted alleyways, bustling crowds, and hulking ruins, Roman Holiday would have had the visual impact of a museum diorama. The effect of using the actual city in the film was eye-popping: audiences saw not just a romance between the two lead characters but a love affair between the camera and the city. In this respect, Roman Holiday goes beyond its status as one of the screen's most enduring romances to become one of history's most thumbed-through travel brochures. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Georges Auric  Composer (Music Score) 
John Dighton  Screenwriter 
William Wyler  Director 
William Wyler  Producer 
Ian McLellan Hunter  Screenwriter 
Audrey Hepburn  Actor 
Gregory Peck  Actor 
Eddie Albert  Actor 
Hartley Power  Actor 
Harcourt Williams  Actor 
Margaret Rawlings  Actor 
Tullio Carminatti  Actor 
Paolo Carlini  Actor 
Claudio Ermelli  Actor 
Paola Borboni  Actor 
Alfredo Rizzo  Actor 
Laura Solari  Actor 
Gorella Gori  Actor 
Princess Alma Cattaneo  Actor 
Princess Lilamani  Actor 
Maurizio Arena  Actor 
John Cortay  Actor 
George Higgins  Actor 
Heinz Hindrich  Actor 
Edward Hitchcock  Actor 
John Horne  Actor 
Richard McNamara  Actor 
Giacomo Penza  Actor 
Mimmo Poli  Actor 
Giuliano Raffaelli  Actor 
Carlo Rizzo  Actor 
Gianna Segale  Actor 
Marco Tulli  Actor 
Tania Weber  Actor 
Andre Eszterhazy  Actor 

Country: USA