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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Ian McLellan Hunter (screenplay) and
John Dighton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 September 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Audrey Hepburn at her Oscar-winning best in an immortal comedy-romance! See more »
Plot:
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An utter gem See more (199 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Joe Bradley

Audrey Hepburn ... Princess Ann

Eddie Albert ... Irving Radovich
Hartley Power ... Mr. Hennessy

Harcourt Williams ... Ambassador
Margaret Rawlings ... Countess Vereberg
Tullio Carminati ... General Provno
Paolo Carlini ... Mario Delani
Claudio Ermelli ... Giovanni
Paola Borboni ... Charwoman
Alfredo Rizzo ... Taxicab Driver
Laura Solari ... Hennessy's Secretary
Gorella Gori ... Shoe Seller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Ambrogi ... Man on Phone (uncredited)
Armando Annuale ... Admiral Dancing with Princess (uncredited)
Maurizio Arena ... Young Boy with Car (uncredited)
Silvio Bagolini ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ugo Ballerini ... Embassy Aide (uncredited)
Bruno Baschiera ... Embassy Aide (uncredited)
Gildo Bocci ... Flower Seller (uncredited)
Alfred Browne ... Correspondent at Poker Game (uncredited)
Princess Alma Cattaneo ... Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
J. Cortes Cavanillas ... Julian Cortes Cavanillas of 'ABC Madrid' (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
John Cortay ... Correspondent at Poker Game (uncredited)
Vittoria Crispo ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ferdinando De Aldisio ... Ferdinando De Aldisio of 'Agence Press' (uncredited)
Ugo De Pascale ... Embassy Aide (uncredited)
Jan Dijksgraaf ... Speaking Correspondent (uncredited)
Andrea Esterhazy ... Embassy Aide (uncredited)
Gherda Fehrer ... Senhora Joaquin de Capoes (uncredited)
Jacques Ferrier ... Lacques Ferrier of 'Ici Paris' (uncredited)
Helen Fondra ... Countess Von Marstrand (uncredited)
Giovanni Fostini ... Correspondent at Poker Game (uncredited)
Sytske Galema ... Sytske Galema of 'De Limie' (uncredited)
Paul Gary ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Teresa Gauthier ... Ihre Hoheit die Furstin von und zu Luchtenstichenholz (uncredited)
Sidney Gordon ... Correspondent at Poker Game (uncredited)
Otto Gross ... Otto Gross of 'Davar' (uncredited)
George Higgins ... Correspondent at Poker Game (uncredited)
Heinz Hindrich ... Dr. Bonnachoven (uncredited)
Edward Hitchcock ... Head of Foreign Correspondents (uncredited)
John Horne ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Stephen House ... Stephen House of 'The London Exchange Telegraph' (uncredited)
Adam Jennette ... Speaking Correspondent (uncredited)
G. Kabulska ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kurt Klinger ... Kurt Klinger of 'Deutsch Press Agentur' (uncredited)
Nicola Konopleff ... Ihre Hoheit der Furst von und zu Luchtenstichenholz (uncredited)
Friedrich Lampe ... Friedrich Lampe of 'New York Herald-Tribune' (uncredited)
Diane Lante ... Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
Princess Lilamani ... The Raikuuari of Khanipur (uncredited)
Luigi Locchi ... Count Von Marstrand (uncredited)
Mario Lucinni ... Senhor Joaquin de Capoes (uncredited)
Luis Marino ... Hassan El Din Pasha (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Correspondent at Poker Game (uncredited)
Rabindranath Mitter ... H.R.H. The Maharajah (uncredited)
Luigi Moneta ... Old Man Dancing with Princess (uncredited)
Maurice Montabre ... Maurice Montabre of 'Le Figaro' (uncredited)
Julio Moriones ... Julio Moriones of 'La Vanguardia' (uncredited)
Richard Neuhaus ... Embassy Guard (uncredited)
Desiderio Nobile ... Embassy Officer at Press Conference (uncredited)
Giustino Olivieri ... Waiter at Cafe (uncredited)
Eric Oulton ... Sir Hugo Macy de Farmington (uncredited)
Piero Pastore ... Faceless Man on the Barge (uncredited)
Giacomo Penza ... The Papal Nuncio Monsignor Altomonte (uncredited)
Mimmo Poli ... Worker Hugging the Three Out Side Police Station (uncredited)
Giuliano Raffaelli ... Faceless Man on the Barge (uncredited)
Dominique Rika ... Girl at Cafe Waving at Irving (uncredited)
Carlo Rizzo ... Police Official (uncredited)
Piero Scanziani ... Piero Scanziani of 'La Suisse' (uncredited)
Gianna Segale ... Girl at Cafe Waving at Irving (uncredited)
Octave Senoret ... Faceless Man on the Barge (uncredited)
Sir Hari Singh ... Hari Singh (uncredited)
Alcide Tico ... Sculptor (uncredited)
Amedeo Trilli ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Helen Tubbs ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Marco Tulli ... Pallid Young Man Dancing with Princess (uncredited)
Joop van Hulzen ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Patricia Varner ... Teacher at Fontana di Trevi (uncredited)
Dianora Veiga ... Girl at Cafe Waving at Irving (uncredited)
Cesare Viori ... Prince Istvan Barossy Nagyavaros (uncredited)
Tania Weber ... Francesca - Irving's Model (uncredited)
Hank Werbe ... Speaking Correspondent (uncredited)
Catherine Wyler ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Judy Wyler ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by
William Wyler 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ian McLellan Hunter (screenplay) and
John Dighton (screenplay)

Dalton Trumbo  screenplay (originally uncredited)
Dalton Trumbo  story (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Robert Wyler .... associate producer
William Wyler .... producer
Lester Koenig .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric (music score by)
 
Cinematography by
Henri Alekan (director of photography)
Franz Planer (director of photography) (as Frank F. Planer)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Anna Cristofani .... hair dresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Maurizio Lodi-Fè .... unit manager (uncredited)
Charles Woolstenhulme .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert Coleman .... assistant director
Bernard Vorhaus .... assistant director (as Piero Mussetta)
 
Art Department
Scipio Lombardi .... props (uncredited)
Luciano Sacripante .... props (uncredited)
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
Elso Valentini .... props (uncredited)
Vittorio Valentini .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound recording by (as Joseph De Bretagne)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enzo Barboni .... second camera operator (uncredited)
A. Di Giovanni .... still photographer (uncredited)
Giuseppe Fiori .... grip (uncredited)
Athos Mambro .... grip (uncredited)
Peter Poor .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Dario Taddei .... best boy (uncredited)
Fernando Tinelli .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Enzo Zocchi .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Franco Salvi .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Belcher .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator: title music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: title music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hazel Swift .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
118 min | Portugal:117 min (cut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Chile:TE | Finland:S | France:Unrated | Italy:T | Japan:G (2010) | Netherlands:Unrated | New Zealand:G | Singapore:Unrated | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16114) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:6 (f) (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ann and Joe get into an argument over which poet wrote the words that Ann quotes, "Arethusa rose from her couch of snows in the Acroceraunian mountains." Joe was right; it's from the poem "Arethusa" by Percy Bysshe Shelley.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Princess Ann accepts her change from the Gelato salesman, she puts the change in her left pocket. Immediately afterward, when the flower salesman is trying to sell her flowers, she shows him that she has very little change left. When she does this, she takes it out of her right pocket, not her left where she had just put the money.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
News announcer: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...
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74 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
An utter gem, 21 September 2002
Author: trpdean from New York, New York

A plot as slender as Audrey Hepburn but oh what magic! If you've never seen this jewel, you're to have one of the best evenings of your week, your month.

Perhaps the key to this movie's success is restraint - in the dialogue, in the music, in the cynicism of Peck and cronies at the movie's beginning. No one gushes - all is understated - but how one feels its power.

I hope everyone has experienced a day such as they - with someone they come to care for - as much as they. It's my wish for the world.

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