Movie Poster of the Day: Roman Holiday (1953)

Roman Holiday poster Roman Holiday #2 (tcm)

A re-imagined Roman Holiday (1953) poster designed for Turner Classic Movies’ “Summer Under the Stars” series in 2009 (above) alongside the film’s original release poster (below).

Roman Holiday made a star of Audrey Hepburn, who was just 23-years-old when the movie shot on location in Rome in the summer of 1952. Hepburn went on to win an Oscar for her role as a princess who plays hooky from her royal obligations for a day and falls for American newspaperman Gregory Peck. The film was nominated for a total of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture (it was beaten out by From Here to Eternity), which seems excessive for what is essentially a fluffy, lightweight romantic fairytale. That said, it has one of the truly perfect final shots in movie history, which you can watch now on either Netflix or Amazon Prime streaming.

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