Roman Holiday

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Roman Holiday ★★★½ 1953

Hepburn's first starring role is a charmer as a princess bored with her official visit to Rome who slips away and plays at being an “average Jane.” A reporter discovers her little charade and decides to cash in with an exclusive story. Before they know it, love calls. Blacklisted screenwriter Trumbo was “fronted” by Ian McLellan Hunter, who accepted screen credit and the Best Story Oscar in Trumbo's stead. The Academy voted to posthumously award Trumbo his own Oscar in 1993. 118m/B VHS, DVD . Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Tullio Carminati; D: William Wyler; W: Dalton Trumbo. Oscars '53: Actress (Hepburn), Costume Des. (B&W), Story; British Acad. '53: Actress (Hepburn); Golden Globes '54: Actress—Drama (Hepburn), Natl. Film Reg. '99;; N.Y. Film Critics '53: Actress (Hepburn).