Holly Golightly is looking for love in all the wrong places in the iconic film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” released in 1961.
Her adventure in the film will be the next one offered up to the community on June 21 by the State Theatre in Uniontown as part of their classic film series.
Starring Audrey Hepburn (“Roman Holiday” and “My Fair Lady”) as Golightly and George Peppard (“The Carpetbaggers” and “The A-Team”) as her neighbor, the film was one of Hepburn’s most popular films.
In the movie, Peppard portrays Paul Varjak, a lonely, struggling writer who becomes enchanted with his neighbor Holly Golightly: an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a penchant for high-fashion and wild parties.
She becomes interested in Paul, but is afraid her past, including a previous marriage, will get in the way.
In IMDb trivia, Hepburn’s salary for the film was $750,000, making her the highest paid actress per film at the time.
Also, her character, Holly Golightly, wears the same dresses all the way through the movie, simply changing the accessories to give each outfit a different look. Her black shift dress features through the movie at least four times.
The film is loosely based on the novella with the same name written by Truman Capote.
Hepburn received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her role in the film.
Directed by Blake Edwards, the film has an NR rating.
The audience score for the film on the movie review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes is a whopping 91 percent and the film is certified fresh with a critics score of 88 percent on the Tomatometer.
Top Critic Dave Kehr with the “Chicago Reader,” said in a 2007 review that “his story of a party girl in love with a gigolo allows (director Blake) Edwards to create a very handsome film, with impeccable Technicolor photography by Franz Planer.”
Tony Sloman with “The Radio Times,” said in a 2011 review that “Blake Edwards’s hymn to New York high style and high living with its charming heroine, along with her cat (called “Cat”) and those wonderful Johnny Mercer Moon River lyrics, has hardly dated since its release.”
The film is set to be shown at the State Theatre at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
The rest of the Summer at the State program includes the showing of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (July 19) and “Gone With the Wind” (Aug. 16).
The movie synopsis comes from rottentomatoes.com.