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Lions, Towers & Shields #11 July 3, 2020
We could all use a Roman Holiday

Princess Anna’s Day Off

We offer you a summer movie set in Rome. Directed by William Wyler, and starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday tells the story of an American newspaper reporter who meets a princess and liberates her from the confinement of her royal station for a romantic adventure in 1950s Rome for a classic royal and the commoner tale. The people and the scenery are beautiful, and the actors have lovely chemistry. The is among the earliest, and best of the 1950s-60s films that took Americans to a Europe that had finally begun recovering from the horrors of World War II.

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Show Notes

Old Movies, New Things: discs, books and other physical objects

Sightings: what’s coming on TCM, streaming services, and the festival circuit

The Movie

Next Time

  • We’ll watch Sullivan’s Travels (1941) available for purchase or digital rental, plus dicey free YouTube version

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