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3,173 Ratings

Roman Holiday

Directed by William Wyler
United States, 1953
Romance, Comedy, Drama


While on a European tour, an unhappy princess slips out of her country’s embassy in Rome and meets a charming American reporter. When he learns her true identity, he wagers to get an exclusive with her, but romance soon takes precedent.

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Roman Holiday Directed by William Wyler

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1954 | 3 wins including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1954 | 7 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1953 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

As a couple, Peck and Hepburn never feel particularly credible, and the former is clearly working outside his comfort zone, unable to “go screwball” in the same way that came as natural to someone like Cary Grant. And despite its status as a landmark of location shooting, Wyler always felt best within the cosy confines of the studio where he could tangle more freely with the light and shadows.
July 18, 2013
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