Roman Holiday Poster

Release Date: 1953

DVD Release Date: November 5th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Tullio Carminati, Hartley Power, Laura Solari, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Spirited, 1950s, Charming, Escape, Pursuit, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It delivers on everything it promises, from the modern day reverse-Cinderella fable to a fabric of low-key humor. [Review of re-release] show more

  • The film itself is a classic of romantic wish fulfillment, exactly the sort of beautiful lie that Hollywood specialized in. [Review of re-release] show more

  • The film has enough adventure and excitement to satisfy, and the faintly bittersweet note of the ending is made deliciously palatable by its artistic rightness. show more

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Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Writing (Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)