the year: 1953
the genre: dramedy
the cast: Gregory Peck (Joe Bradley); Audrey Hepburn (Princess Ann); Eddie Albert (Irving Radovich)
the plot: Princess Anne embarks on a highly publicized tour of Europian capitals. When she and her royal entourage arrive in Rome, she begins to rebel against her restricted, regimented schedule. One night Anne sneaks out of her room, hops into the back of a delivery truck and escapes her luxurious confinement. However, a sedative she was forced to take earlier starts to take effect, and the princess is soon fast asleep on a public bench. She is found by Joe Bradley, an American newspaper reporter stationed in Rome. He takes her back to his apartment. The next morning Joe dashes off to cover the Princess Anne press conference, unaware that she is sleeping on his couch! Once he realizes his good fortune, Joe promises his editor an exclusive interview with the princess.
don't miss: the haircut.
listen for: "Is this the elevator?" "This is my ROOM!"
extra bonus points: if you know who was right in the argument Ann and Joe have over which poet wrote the words that Ann quotes, "Arethusa rose from her couch of snows in the Acroceraunian mountains."
did you know: I hate the ending to this movie. I know, I know - duty and honor and all that. Blech!
did you also know: the film was shot in black and white so that the characters wouldn't be upstaged by the setting of Rome.