Audrey Hepburn: 7-Movie Collection

Audrey Hepburn is an icon. Made such a mark that her look and work is remembered even decades after her death in 1993. Over her career which spanned four decades there are plenty of classics there such as My Fair Lady, The Children’s Hour, Charade, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This collection of seven of her films from the 50s and 60s gives the unfamiliar a good taste of what she was about as an actress and the true fan a must have.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s directed by Blake Edwards:

Young New York socialite Holly Golightly (played by Audrey Hepburn) becomes interested in a young man named Paul (played by George Peppard). He is a writer who reminds her of her brother. A writer who has not been able to do much of that for the past five years. Despite the fact that he is the paramour of a wealthy woman, Paul and Holly fall for each other. He wants to take care of her and she wants to be taken care of, but will his means equal Holly’s lofty financial requirements?

Released in 1961.

 

Funny Face directed by Stanley Donen:

Wanted a rather intellectual looking backdrop for his latest fashion photoshoot, photographer Dick Avery (played by Fred Astaire) decides upon a book store. A book store in Greenwich Village where Jo Stockton (played by Audrey Hepburn) works. She is less than impressed with all that goes on. Dick later looks carefully at the shots he has taken on the day and discovers something amazing in the background of one. His boss Maggie Prescott (played by Kay Thompson) agrees. Soon Jo is agreeing to a modeling contract because it includes a trip to Paris. Initially she is looks down at the modeling profession but soon begins to have a change of heart about it…and other things or people.

Released in 1957.

 

My Fair Lady directed by George Cukor:

A film which won eight Oscars. Snobby phonetics professor Henry Higgins (played by Rex Harrison) makes a rash bet that he can transform a lower class Cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle (played by Audrey Hepburn), into someone who could pass in high society. They at first clash and then begin to soften their stances on the other.

Released in 1964.

Special Features:

-Audio Commentary

-Vintage Featurette, Footage & Audio

-Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals

-Posters & Lobby Cards with Rex Harrison Radio Interview

-Comments on a Lady

-Trailers

 

Paris When it Sizzles directed by Richard Quine:

By acting out possible plots for Hollywood screenwriter Richard Benson (played by William Holden) is aided greatly by his young assistant Gabrielle (played by Audrey Hepburn). Benson, who is usually deep into a bottle of liquor, puts his nose to the grindstone when he is down to his last two days before he has to turn in a finished screenplay to producer Alexander Meyerheimer (played by Noel Coward).

Released in 1964.

Special Features:

-Theatrical Trailer

 

Roman Holiday directed by William Wyler:

A princess (played by Audrey Hepburn), who is frustrated with her sheltered life, escapes while in Rome from the people tasked with watching over her for a night and day of adventure with American journalist Joe Bradley (played by Gregory Peck). The time together  leads to them falling in love.

Released in 1953.

Special Features:

-Preview of It’s a Wonderful Life

 

Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder:

The daughter (played by Audrey Hepburn) of the chauffeur (played by John Williams) of the wealthy Larrabee family has for as long as she can remember been in love with the playboy David Larrabee (played by William Holden). After returning from Paris where she learned how to become a chef she turns the eye of not only David but his stodgy older brother Linus (played by Humphrey Bogart).

Released in 1954.

Special Features:

-Preview of It’s a Wonderful Life

 

War and Peace directed by King Vidor:

In 1812 Napoleon (played by Herbert Lom) controlled most of Europe. Russia remained one of the few hold outs. They band together with Austria to face off against Napoleon’s forces. Count Pierre Bezukhov (played by Henry Fonda), an intellectual not interested in the least in fighting, finds himself in control a fortune after the death of his father. He has fallen in love with Natasha Rostov (played by Audrey Hepburn). But she is too young and so he marries Princess Helene (played by Anita Ekberg). Another soldier Andrei falls in love with Natasha but her father will only allow the marriage if they wait a year. During that time Natasha falls under the spell of womanizer Anatole (played by Vittorio Gassman). Pierre ends up saving her from marrying Anatole. Napoleon now invades Russia and Pierre vows to kill him after witnessing battle.

Released in 1956.

Special Features:

-Theatrical Trailer

-Re-release Theatrical Trailer

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