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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.

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Critic Reviews for Love in the Afternoon

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Audience Reviews for Love in the Afternoon

  • Mar 13, 2012
    Charming. Gary Cooper is too old for the part, but it works even so.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2011
    Gary Cooper was so old here, he should be Audrey Hepburn's Santa Claus instead of her lover.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2010
    Gary Cooper is a bit too old to play the popular bon-viveur believably, and Audrey Hepburn is here a bit too young to pass for the experienced broad her character is angling for - but all in all, the movie works out because of a quite fun script and some good touches here and there by the hand of the master (Wilder). It does not stand out in the filmography of anyone of the above, but it's a welcome addition.
    Anastasia B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2010
    The premise, that of a gamine and inexperienced French girl infatuated with an American playboy, to the point of enchanting him and foiling a murder attempt, was genius. Audrey Hepburn plays a darling cellist, the daughter of a detective (Chevalier) who comes across a chance to save the dashingly handsome Frank Flannagan (Cooper) from an angered husband. With an air of mystery around her, Hepburn lies about her own sexual prowess in order to drive Flannagan into envy at the thought that the two are evenly matched. Though Wilder made the film into the cute romantic comedy it was meant to be, his own misgivings about the film were correct. Though Hepburn is perfectly cast, Cooper feels a tad out of his element, used to playing the hero in Westerns. Cooper never quite fits in when he's cast in comedies, and his stiff performance seemed the result of yet another awkward casting. The ending (for American audiences) includes an aside by Chevalier that Hepburn and Cooper are not living in sin, but married in New York. It feels patronizing to a modern audience, and if ever there is a director's cut, it should be discarded.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer

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