Love in the Afternoon


Love in the Afternoon

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Total Count: 25


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An aging playboy hires a detective to locate a mysterious young woman.

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Audrey Hepburn
as Ariane Chavasse
Gary Cooper
as Frank Flannagan
Maurice Chevalier
as Claude Chavasse
John McGiver
as Monsieur X
Van Doude
as Michel
Paul Bonifas
as Commissioner of Police
Audrey Wilder
as Brunette
Gyula Kokas
as Four Gypsy
Michel Kokas
as Four Gypsy
George Cocos
as Four Gypsy
Victor Gazzoli
as Four Gypsy
Olga Valéry
as Lady with Dog
Charles Bouillaud
as Valet at the Ritz
Minerva Pious
as Maid at the Ritz
Valerie Croft
as Swedish Twin
as Flannagan's Chauffeur
Gregoire Gromoff
as Doorman at the Ritz
as Butcher
Jacques Ary
as Lover on Right Bank
Gloria France
as Client at Butcher's
Leila Croft
as Swedish Twin
Marcelle Praince
as Rich Woman
Olivia Chevalier
as Little Girl in the Gardens
Solon Smith
as Little Boy in the Gardens
Eve Marley
as Tandemist
Jean Rieubon
as Tandemist
Emile Mylos
as General
Bernard Musson
as Undertaker
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Critic Reviews for Love in the Afternoon

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (6)

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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