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TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romance (4FE) (DVD)
Fairy-tale Paris doesn't get more enchanting than Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon, an ode to picnics on the grass and champagne at the Ritz. Audrey Hepburn (who had already made Sabrina with Wilder) is at her best as the inexperienced cellist with a fascination for millionaire American playboy Gary Cooper. Maurice Chevalier (who else?) is Hepburn's father, a private detective with ample evidence of Cooper's crowded history of l'amour. Alongside the sheen of the romance is Wilder's unerring sense of craftsmanship; watch how inanimate objects such as a liquor tray, a white carnation, or the little dog in the suite next door are developed into sublime running gags. The age difference between the two leads has often been questioned, but perhaps this is what gives the gossamer material the whiff of welcome melancholy. The final three minutes leave no doubt that Wilder hatched the best endings in Hollywood history. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm a Audrey fan and I love many of her oldest movies. Sadly, this one was a deception. I don't recommend it.Published 29 days ago by bookworm
It was a real bonus situation because I wanted the movie Mogmabo and got three other big Clark Gable films. No issues with shipping or the product. Well done.Published 10 months ago by Gary Santia
Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepurn, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable are always a pleasure to watch in these classics.Published on June 23 2013 by Barbara J Felte
Slender in the Grass- Love in the Afternoon-Mogambo-Now Voyager.
Some great old classics. Films that no matter how much time goes by, I enjoy going into a different world... Read more
"Love in the Afternoon" is a cute but superficial romance. I realize that some elements of the film are intended as a satire on French cinema of the time, but Wilder went too far... Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by L.M.W.
Audrey Hepburn delivers a wonderful performance as a naive young music student who falls hopelessly in love with a much older playboy American tourist. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by L.M.W.
This movie helps us to understand why the divorce rate is so high amongst this generation. The story line is written to depict a great love founded on lies and deceit. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by Rena Selke