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Princess Ann (Character)
from Roman Holiday (1953)

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Roman Holiday (1953)
Joe Bradley: You should always wear my clothes.
Princess Ann: It seems I do.

Princess Ann: I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns, and I hate all my underwear too.
Countess: My dear, you have lovely things.
Princess Ann: But I'm not two hundred years old. Why can't I sleep in pajamas?
Countess: Pajamas?
Princess Ann: Just the top part. Did you know that there are people who sleep with absolutely nothing on at all?
Countess: I rejoice to say I do not.

Princess Ann: Do you have a silk nightgown with rosebuds?
Joe Bradley: I haven't worn a nightgown in years!

Princess Ann: I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's MOST unusual.

Princess Ann: Is this the elevator?
Joe Bradley: This is my ROOM!

Reporter: And what, in the opinion of Your Highness, is the outlook for friendship among nations?
Princess Ann: I have every faith in it... as I have faith in relations between people.
Joe Bradley: May I say, speaking for my own... press service: we believe Your Highness's faith will not be unjustified.
Princess Ann: I am so glad to hear you say it.
Another reporter: Which of the cities visited did Your Highness enjoy the most?
General Provno: [prompting] Each, in its own way...
Princess Ann: Each, in its own way, was unforgettable. It would be difficult to - Rome! By all means, Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live.

[the General mentions Princess Ann's duty]
Princess Ann: Your Excellency, I trust you will not find it necessary to use that word again. Were I not completely aware of my duty to my family and to my country, I would not have come back tonight... or indeed ever again!

[in a taxi in Rome; Princess Ann is drugged]
Joe Bradley: Where do you live?
Princess Ann: [mumbles drunkenly] ... Colosseum...
Joe Bradley: [to taxi driver] She lives in the Colosseum.
Cab Driver: Is wrong address!

Princess Ann: I could do some of the things I've always wanted to.
Joe Bradley: Like what?
Princess Ann: Oh, you can't imagine. I-I'd do just whatever I liked all day long.

Joe Bradley: Tell you what. Why don't we do all those things, together?
Princess Ann: But don't you have to work?
Joe Bradley: Work? No. Today's gonna be a holiday.
Princess Ann: But you want to do a lot of silly things?
Joe Bradley: [He takes her hand] ... First wish? One sidewalk cafe, comin' right up. I know just the place. Rocca's.

Princess Ann: I have to leave you now. I'm going to that corner there and turn. You must stay in the car and drive away. Promise not to watch me go beyond the corner. Just drive away and leave me as I leave you.
Joe Bradley: All right.
Princess Ann: I don't know how to say goodbye. I can't think of any words.
Joe Bradley: Don't try.

Princess Ann: At midnight, I'll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.
Joe Bradley: And that will be the end of the fairy tale.

Princess Ann: Have I been here all night, alone?
Joe Bradley: If you don't count me, yes.
Princess Ann: So I've spent the night here - with you?
Joe Bradley: Well now, I-I don't know that I'd use those words exactly, but uh, from a certain angle, yes.
Princess Ann: [beaming with a smile] How do you do?
Joe Bradley: How do you do?
Princess Ann: And you are - ?
Joe Bradley: Bradley, Joe Bradley.
Princess Ann: Delighted.
Joe Bradley: You don't know how delighted I am to meet you.
Princess Ann: You may sit down.
Joe Bradley: [sitting on the bed] Thank you very much. What's your name?
Princess Ann: You may call me Anya.

Irving Radovich: Hey, er, anybody ever tell you you're a dead ringer for...
[Joe kicks him under the table]
Irving Radovich: Ow! Well, I guess I'll be going!
Joe Bradley: Oh, don't do a thing like that, Irving. Sit down, join us, join us.
Irving Radovich: Well, just till Francesca gets here.
Princess Ann: Tell me, Mr. Radovich, what is a ringer?
Joe Bradley: Oh. Er, it's an American term, and it means anybody who has a great deal of charm.
Princess Ann: Oh. Thank you.
Irving Radovich: [confused] You're welcome.

Princess Ann: [as Ann and Joe dance] Hello.
Joe Bradley: Hello.
Princess Ann: Mr. Bradley, if you don't mind my saying so, I think you are a ringer.
Joe Bradley: Wha - oh, thanks very much.
Princess Ann: You spent the whole day doing things I've always wanted to. Why?
Joe Bradley: I don't know. Seemed the thing to do.

Mario Delani, hairdresser: [holding Ann's long hair] All off?
Princess Ann: All off.
Mario Delani, hairdresser: [seconds later] Are you sure?
Princess Ann: Yes!

Joe Bradley: [after swimming ashore] All right?
Princess Ann: Fine. How are you?
Joe Bradley: Oh, fine!
[they laugh]
Joe Bradley: Say, you know, you were great back there.
Princess Ann: You weren't so bad yourself.
Joe Bradley: [kisses her] Well... I guess we'd better get Irving's car and get out of here.

Princess Ann: What do you sell?
Joe Bradley: Er, fertilizer.

Joe Bradley: Now, come on. You're not that drunk.
Princess Ann: [laughing] If you're so smart I'm not drunk at all. I'm just being
[her head falls against his chest]
Princess Ann: verrrrry haaaappy...

Joe Bradley: Would you like a cup of coffee?
Princess Ann: What time is it?
Joe Bradley: About one thirty.
Princess Ann: One thirty! I must get dressed and go!
Joe Bradley: *Why*. What's your hurry? There's lots of time.
Princess Ann: No, there isn't, and I've been quite enough trouble to you as it is.
Joe Bradley: Trouble?... You're not what I'd call trouble.
Princess Ann: [she smiles] I'm not?
Joe Bradley: I'll run a bath for you.