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Is this familiar to you?

If it isn’t, then it should be. This is a scene from the movie wherein the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn won her first Academy Award.

The title?

Roman Holiday

The romantic-comedy film was released in 1953 and is about a Princess (played by Audrey Hepburn) who somehow got to spend a day in Rome sans the royal entourage. She is accompanied by an American journalist, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who knows who she is but pretends not to. At first, he planned on getting an exclusive story out of the princess but after their 24 hours together, touring Rome, he changed his mind.

The most moving scene was the last one. It was when Joe Bradley slowly left the palace hall and a glimpse of the podium where Princess Ann sat for her press conference was in the background. It somehow gave a slight hope that the princess will emerge once again. But, she doesn’t and Joe Bradley continues to exit.


While watching the film, it can’t be helped to think that it has already been 60 years since movies were in black and white.

Other must-watch Audrey Hepburn movies include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, My Fair Lady, Funny Face and Paris, When it Sizzles.

All these films, including Roman Holiday, will transport you back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and remind you of the reason why Audrey Hepburn is a name (and face) that shall not be forgotten.

La vie est belle,

Freine β™•