If my favorite actress of that bygone era is Katharine Hepburn, a close second is Audrey Hepburn. And in her first film role she is just amazing; perfectly capturing the innocence of a very shelter princess who escapes her handlers for a day and explores Rome. The handsome Gregory Peck playing a down on his luck reporter is her tour guide aided by the funny Eddie Albert.
Their romance is lovely and definitely more sweet than bitter but not such much so as to give you much of either a tooth or heart ache. The transition from girlhood to womanhood is often bumpy but in the case of this movie such fun to watch. BTW the 'mouth of truth' scene is a wonderful example of Peck's expertise paired with Hepburn's freshness.