- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
- Would You Recommend?
0 Member Ratings
NO REVIEWS AVAILABLE
The title has not been reviewed. Be the first to write a review by clicking here to start.
a little awkward
I just couldn't overlook the "too obvious" age difference between Gary Cooper & Audrey Hepburn.. He looks old enough to be her "grandfather" not just father.. The romance is great, the location is just perfect, but the characters "age difference" just puts me in the mind of a "dirty ole man" I'm sure someone thought "child molester..." Gregory Peck, William Holden or even Dean Martin would've even been more believable.. His character just looks too old, "wrong & awkward..."
Romantic love affair
Gotta love Cooper and A. Hepburn! The difference in age is forgotten as these two legends present a fascinating tale of love and heartache, concluding in "Happily Ever After". Thank you for showing this classic!
Thank you fellow reviewers
I had just begun watching "Love in the Afternoon" and began reading the reviews on my lap top. What a shock when I read about the horrible abuse of the small dog. I instantly turned the TV off and began giving thanks for finding out about this deplorable part of what some people call "entertainment". Not me! I spent several years rescuing chihuahuas and other small animals from human abuse. Please, TCM, I spend a lot of time praising you for the mostly outstanding classic films you present. Generally speaking, I can avoid films that are objectionable to me by reading your descriptions or TCM articles In this case, I would have been unknowingly subjected to watching something that I am passionately against, abuse of helpless animals by bullying humans. I humbly ask you, TCM, PLEASE, do not show films which include abuse of animals. Thank you.
ABUSE IN THE AFTERNOON
I'm surprised there are only 2 other ratings regarding the detestable,wicked beatings the tiny dog in this movie had to endure, probably many times during filming. The first was bad enough-I was startled! The second was even rougher-I was crying out,"Don't hit um!" It gets worse! The third time was so hard I lept out of my chair, loudly saying "DON'T HURT UM"!!! The fourth time was unbearable-the doggie cried out in pain as the wicked acting actress, having no thought for the precious little dog, wacked it on the right rear hip & leg! The doggie cried out winceing in pain! Dog's,especially small dogs, can be injured or crippeled when hit strongly in this area of their tiny little bones and fleash! They then have to limp with one back leg contracted up, or worse yet become completely crippled! So this kind of abuse cannot & should not be inflicted upon these little gifts from heaven! To continue: During the 4th abusive round-the angry acting actress was filmed acting as if she thought all the water, which came from an over flowing bathtub, pooled around her door was the tiny dog's urine-rediculous! So she snatched the tiny dog up & wacked it again!!! As if that wasn't enough she puts the tiny dog's nose down to the water pushing it's sweet little nose and head & neck ( going stiff from fear) until it's back feet lifted off the floor! Then, speaking gruffly, SMACKS THAT LITTLE DOG HARD,HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE IT CRY OUT FROM.THE PAIN!!!!!
Poor little dog
I wish TCM wouldn't run movies that show animal cruelty. The scenes with that poor little dog being hit, having it's nose rubbed in the carpet was just too much for me. It RUINED the movie.
Love in the Afternoon
This, by far, is the most beautiful movie I have ever seen. The movie is so meaningful with the flower scenes, so romantic, with the picnic scene, so charming, with Gary Cooper, and so moving and heart-felt with Audrey and Gary at the train station. I can never get tired of watching this movie. I keep searching to find if I can find another movie similar to this one but haven't found one yet.
Love in the Afternoon
What is so funny about hitting the tiny dog. By the second scene with this dog, she is clearly afraid. She cries out. The Actress is really hitting her and the animal is frightened. There was no humor in the scenes. The dog had the appropriate response if it was real life. A real owner would have never hit her. It was terrible to watch. This was not acting. The little dog was a victim of stupidity, insensitivity, and bad taste.
This movie is one of the best classic movies I've seen yet...The romance, the innocence of it all...Just lovely..I was teary eyed at the end..
Este filme mostra diálogos inteligentes e um elenco afinado com uma Audrey fascinante e uma direção experiente de Billy Wilder. Fantástico.
An Original May-December Romance.
- Frank Harris Horn
Oscar-winning director, Billy Wilder goes on location in Paris, Val-de-Marne and Haute-de-Seine, France with Oscar winners, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn and Maurice Chevalier to make this souffle-light romantic comedy based on Claude Anet's novel, "Ariane, Jeune Fille Russe". Hepburn is a beautiful French music student, who crosses paths with an aging American millionaire playboy (Cooper), and a May-December romance begins to blossom between them. This was Wilder's first writing collaboration with I.A.L. Diamond, and he dedicated it as a tribute to his idol, Ernst Lubitsch. Ah, L'Amour. C'est Magnifique. Vive Wilder! Vive Cooper! Vive Mademoiselle Audrey! Vive Chevalier! With John McGiver, Van Doude, Lise Bourdin, Olga Valery, Guy Delorme & the Gypsies.
Sheer, Flowing Magic
Why had I not heard of this Audrey Hepburn film before? It is a classic, right along with Roman Holiday and Sabrina. What most struck me about this film was the seamless, flowing structure of it all, right up to the very end--especially the importance which the theme of music played, as well as the importance of one's name and therefore, knowledge of that person as a soul. It is a fresh, unique story line, and blissfully humorous-- a true comedy. Yet the romance is a delight and gains depth as the film goes on. Gary Cooper is irresistable, frightfully charming, and Audrey steals one's heart. Maurice Chevalier (oh, true elegance) only adds to the film's class, if that is possible. Cooper's age only adds to the realism of the film. A best kept secret--but one that you ought to share with your good friends.
I Think this is one of the best movies ever! I don't see how you can disagree
Coop too old?
- Jenny the Nipper
I don't get why everyone complains about Cooper's age in this film. They accept Hepburn with Cary Grant in Charade and he was older at the time that movie was made. They all line up for Sabrina, where she is paired with Bogart who is even older than Gary Cooper. The classic screen star with starlett of the day was just part of the landscape of the late 50s early 60s. Grace kelly is another actress who was often paired with much older men (Cooper in High Noon, Grant in To Catch a Thief, Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, Clark Gable in Mogambo, etc. etc.) Many of these movies are highly regarded as classics and no one gripes about the age difference. Personally I think Cooper is sexy at any age.
Wonderful, overlooked Audrey Hepburn movie
- Linda West
This delightful movie of a clever ingenue falling for a seasoned playboy - and turning the tables on him, seldom plays on TV as opposed to Sabrina and other popular Audrey Hepburn movies, but it is my favorite and has always been highly ranked by critics. I think it is one of her best performances. Forget that Gary Cooper is too old for the part- William Holden would have been pefect - and just enjoy. Another great Billy Wilder film with sparkling dialogue.