Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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ROMAN HOLIDAY

Take a Roman Holiday: the cult classic just turned 62

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Audrey Hepburn. Gregory Peck. Rome. With that cast of characters, it was bound to be memorable and 62 years later, few will dispute that Roman Holiday remains an exceptional film.

To start, there was Hepburn: 23, and in her first feature film role - one she went on to win a Best Actress Oscar for.

Even more memorably, though, the film kickstarted her love affair with Rome - one so enduring that in 2013, her son Luca released a book of rare images titled Audrey in Rome to celebrate his mother's enchantment with the city.

And then there was Gregory Peck - charismatic, handsome and arguably the only man who could have shared screen space with Hepburn in that role and come out as strong. The genius casting - along with director William Wyler's assured direction - has made the film a constant on top 10 lists of classic movies.

In the film, Hepburn stars as globe-trotting Princess Anne who is in the midst of a highly publicised tour of Europe's capital cities while Peck is an American newspaper reporter on assignment to cover her visit. Mishaps and missteps, mistaken identities and more make this romantic comedy - stunningly shot in Rome, the first major motion picture to do so - an unforgettable escape.

Text by Priyata Brajabasi

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