Dir. Blake Edwards (1951).
Romantically awash in New York atmosphere, Edwards’s celebrated film is heavily dependent on the charm of Audrey Hepburn who lays on the winsomeness a bit thick. Most of the trappings, especially the party scenes, now appear dated, while Mickey Rooney is a total embarrassment in the stereotypical role of Audrey’s Japanese neighbor.
Thu., Dec. 31, 3:20 & 7:40 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 1, 3:20 & 7:40 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2009