Director Billy Wilder salutes his idol, Ernst Lubitsch, with this comedy about a middle-aged playboy fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
Joe Bradley is a reporter for the American News Service in Rome, a job he doesn't much like as he would rather work for what he considers a real news agency back in the States. He is on the verge of getting fired when he, sleeping in and getting caught in a lie by his boss Hennessy, misses an interview with HRH Princess Ann, who is on a goodwill tour of Europe, Rome only her latest stop. However, he thinks he may have stumbled upon a huge scoop. Princess Ann has officially called off all her Rome engagements due to illness. In reality, he recognizes the photograph of her as being the young well but simply dressed drunk woman he rescued off the street last night (as he didn't want to turn her into the police for being a vagrant), and who is still in his small studio apartment sleeping off her hangover. What Joe doesn't know is that she is really sleeping off the effects of a sedative given to her by her doctor to calm her down after an anxiety attack, that anxiety because she hates her... Written by
The Embassy Ball sequence featured real Italian nobility, who all donated their salaries to charity. The reporters at the end of the film were real, too. See more »
It is a known fact that when riding a scooter or bike, one leans to the inside of the curve of the road, and not the opposite as it appears in the scene of the couple in the scooter shots, especially on the photos selling around the Rome tourist shops. It is then clearly obvious they're riding at the back of some 4 wheeled vehicle. See more »
Paramount News brings you a special coverage of Princess Ann's visit to London, the first stop on her much-publicized goodwill tour of European capitals. She gets a royal welcome from the British, as thousands cheer the gracious young member of one of Europe's oldest ruling families. After three days of continuous activity and a visit to Buckingham Palace, Ann flew to Amsterdam, where Her Royal Highness dedicated the new international aid building and christened an ocean liner, ...
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Constantly advised, overprotected, and bored with her royal duties, Princess Anne, on holiday in Rome, evades her protectors and sneaks out at night to discover how the ordinary Italians live...
Exhausted from a claustrophobic schedule, she collapses in a public place
Passing by is Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), a newspaper reporter who was planning to interview the Princess the following day
Not realizing who she is, he eventually takes her to his apartment where she spends the night on his couch
After discovering her identity, Bradley charms the runaway princess for the exclusive story he visualizes writing He calls his carefree photographer friend Eddie Albert and proposes to spend the day with her and experience everything she has always desired to
Audrey Hepburnthe exquisite incognito princess who finds romance in the capital city of Italy not only lets down her long tresses, but also gets a more fashionable cut, as she blossoms to embrace a life she knows she cannot keep
Hepburn received an Oscar for Best Actress in recognition of her gamine charms and for her great acting ability
If you like to remember Princess Anne at the café ordering champagne for lunch; smoking her "very first" cigarette; dancing on a barge on the Tiber River; hitting the royal agents with beer bottles; and testing the legend of 'The Mouth of Truth;' don't miss this delightful movie with three legendary stars
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