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5.0 out of 5 stars Wilder's Parisian souffle
With two of Hollywood's most glamorous stars, and (despite the silly plot) a sharp and witty script, this film is an evergreen, and one I never tire of watching.
Audrey Hepburn is enchanting as the spunky "Thin Girl", a cello student who falls in love with a millionaire playboy bachelor, played with grace and charm (and quite a bit of humor) by Gary Cooper. Hepburn...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Love In The Afternoon VHS
The VHS tape had 2 horizontal lines at the bottom of the picture. This was not mentioned when I bought it. I have written to the supplier but - guess what - I have not received a reply.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wilder's Parisian souffle, 18 July 2004
This review is from: Love in the Afternoon (Ws Sub) [DVD] [1957] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
With two of Hollywood's most glamorous stars, and (despite the silly plot) a sharp and witty script, this film is an evergreen, and one I never tire of watching.
Audrey Hepburn is enchanting as the spunky "Thin Girl", a cello student who falls in love with a millionaire playboy bachelor, played with grace and charm (and quite a bit of humor) by Gary Cooper. Hepburn was 28 at the time, and looked younger, Cooper was 56, and looked perhaps older, but despite the age difference, their chemistry together sparkles and sizzles.
The romantic cat and mouse game played by Hepburn to intrigue and win Cooper's heart is all very innocent and sweet, and I always shed a few tears at the magical ending.
Maurice Chevalier as Hepburn's father, a private detective specializing in matters of love and deception is fabulous, and gets most of the funny lines, and John McGiver, as one of Chevalier's jealous husband clients, is also very amusing.
The b & w cinematography by William Mellor is exceptional, and how the camera loves Audrey, looking exquisite in an array of beautiful gowns. There is also a quartet called "The Gypsies", who serenade the lovers throughout the film with some terrific czardas, and the melodic song "Fascination".
Light, frothy, and thoroughly enjoyable, this is one of Billy Wilder's most delightful films, and it's a treasure for Hepburn and Cooper fans.
Total running time is 130 minutes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Classic, 1 July 2004
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This review is from: Love in the Afternoon (Ws Sub) [DVD] [1957] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I must admit I have not seen the DVD version of this film, but having just seen it in the 'Action Ecole' in Paris I feel it deserves someone to speak up for it.
This is a wonderful and understated romantic comedy from a director (Billy Wilder) who actually knew how to make such films. A lost art I fear. Audrey Hepburn shines as Ariane (the French issue title) while Gary Cooper and Marice Chavalier are both excellent as her co stars.
Essentially a love story between the innocent Hepburn and the serial womaniser Cooper, with Hepburn's private detective father in the background, the film is very funny; and yet it has a darker and more interesting side in its exploration relationships and moral positions.
In all it is a wonderful piece of cinema, and a must for any Hepburn fan. Buy it!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Love In The Afternoon VHS, 25 Jun 2012
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The VHS tape had 2 horizontal lines at the bottom of the picture. This was not mentioned when I bought it. I have written to the supplier but - guess what - I have not received a reply.
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