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Love In The Afternoon (1957)

A polished diamond from Billy Wilder, complete with romance, sophistication, wicked humour and the beauty of Paris.

Magical Audrey Hepburn is the innocent daughter of French detective Maurice Chevalier, who has been hired to spy on American playboy Gary Cooper.  When Cooper and Hepburn meet, sparks fly.

The result is one of the most hilarious seduction scenes in films.

If you ever wondered why Gary Cooper has long been considered one of the most original and captivating screen legends of his time, examine this movie and ask no more questions.  Hepburn is, as always, an angel from heaven who just happens to be trapped in the body of a movie star.  An elegant, delicious farce.

Frank Flannagan
Gary Cooper
Ariane Chavasse/Thin Girl
Audrey Hepburn
Claude Chavasse
Maurice Chevalier
Monsieur X
John McGiver
Michel
Van Doude
Madame X
Lise Bourdin

Director
Billy Wilder