“Love In The Afternoon” [1957, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper] #50FromThe50s

Love In The Afternoon

What’s everyone been watching lately? I tried powering through that “Tiger King” mess like everyone else but could only get through the 1st episode a few weeks ago. I might finish it at some point [doubtful] but I was really hoping, for my pandemic viewing pleasure, to take in some more classic cinema. For those of you like me, I present to you Audrey Hepburn in “Love In The Afternoon.”

“Love In The Afternoon” [1957, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper]

French private investigator Claude Chavasse (Maurice Chevalier) discovers his client’s wife has been having an affair with an American playboy, Frank Flannagan (Gary Cooper). When the client decides to kill Frank, Claude’s sheltered daughter, Ariane (Audrey Hepburn), throws off the plan and saves his life. The two are instantly attracted to one another, but Ariane doesn’t reveal her name. Frank then hires Claude to locate Ariane, unaware he has sent him on a mission to find his own daughter.

Love In The Afternoon

My Thoughts On “Love In The Afternoon”

This movie is really cute. I especially love the scene with Gary Cooper, the gypsies and the wine cart. While watching, I kept wondering how many times they had to shoot that scene to get it right? Back in the day, there were more long, extended scenes that had to be done right in one shot. Today, we are able to splice different takes together so I will assume that makes the actual shooting much easier since errors can more easily be taken out.

I found Audrey Hepburn’s character very endearing. She grew quite fond of Gary Cooper’s character though, I gotta say, he was a pig and didn’t exactly deserve it. But she was much smarter than he was and her character makes the movie! If you like romantic comedies, I believe you will enjoy “Love In The Afternoon.”

Love In The Afternoon

Have you seen “Love In The Afternoon”? If so, what did you think? What is your favorite Audrey Hepburn film? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media channels.

Check Out The Rest Of Our #50FromThe50s Movie Suggestions

1. North By Northwest [1959, Cary Grant]

2. Rebel Without A Cause [1955, James Dean & Natalie Wood]

3. How To Marry A Millionaire [1953, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall]

4. The Ten Commandments [1956, Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner]

5. Love In The Afternoon [1957, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper]

6. An Affair To Remember [1957, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr]