It would be well-nigh impossible currently to recruit a trio of stars with more powerful combined marquee magnetism than the three topliners assembled by producer/director Billy Wilder for this screen version of the widely known stage success. That high-voltage thespian endowment and literary genesis certainly should attract capacity patronage to all initial bookings, most especially in urban and sophisticated communities. By the same token, they accord the heavy artillery for profitably promoting the photoplay. While most spectators will appreciate the impressive mountings, the quality of performances and the many passages of brightly limned humor, many will challenge the casting of Audrey Hepburn in the title role, opining the part calls for more sex appeal, even at the expense of some talent. There may be further objections to the feature's overlength and spotty tempo.
The Brilliant Broadway Hit...Becomes The Season's Most Magnetic Romantic Comedy...With Everybody's Darling...Audrey Hepburn...At Her Most Refreshing Best...It's A Must-See Treat. FLASHBACK: AUGUST 7, 1954
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