Run time: 118 mins
Hepburn plays Ann, bored princess (of an unnamed country) who is slowly being driven to despair by the toll of endless engagements. While in the bustling city of Rome, Ann makes her escape for 24 hours of fun. She happens to meet American Journalist Joe Bradley (dashingly handsome Gregory Peck). Recognising a hot news story, Joe pretends not to recognise the princess and offers to give her a guided tour of Rome.
Eddie Albert plays Joe’s friend Irving, who is excellent as the bewildered and breezy photographer who surreptitiously snaps the unwitting princess on her tour.
“Timeless, exuberant classic, with Hepburn’s naïve sense of fun and perfectly charming performance matched equally by Peck’s lauche and charismatic worldy American.”(Empire)
Filmed entirely in Rome, the location does rather dominate the movie; however, it turns the viewer into a willing tourist. (the location, it’s beauty, it’s sunshine and a time lost, is the whole reason for the film) Come and escape to Italy for 2 hours of fun with real stars, Miss Hepburn and Mr Peck.