Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

  • 1953
  • Not Rated
  • 119 min
  • USA
  • comedy, romance

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler

Writers: Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton, Dalton Trumbo

Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams

With Audrey Hepburn luminous in her American debut, Roman Holiday is as funny as it is beautiful, and sets the standard for the modern romantic comedy.

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Roman Holiday (1953)


  • William Wyler
    William Wyler
    William Wyler (July 1, 1902 - July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter. Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter...

Main Cast


Tagline: Romance in romantic Rome!

Motion Picture Rating: Not Rated

Genres: comedy, romance

Keywords: rome, secret identity, boat, dance, intelligence, forbidden love, embassy, duty, sightseeing, photography

Categories: italy, wealth, photographer, luxury, roma, impossible love, palace


Producer: William Wyler

Editor: Robert Swink

Director of photography: Henri Alekan, Franz Planer

Original music composer: Georges Auric

Costume design: Edith Head

Associate producer: Lester Koenig, Robert Wyler

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 119 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Italian

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1

Color: Black and White