A Little Romance


Release Date 1979-04-27
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A Little Romance

A Little Romance is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier, Thelonious Bernard, and Diane Lane in her film debut. The screenplay was written by Allan Burns and George Roy Hill, based on the novel E=mc² Mon Amour by Patrick Cauvin. The original music score was composed by Georges Delerue. The film follows a French boy and an American girl who meet in Paris and begin a romance that leads to a journey to Venice where they hope to seal their love forever with a kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs at sunset. The film won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Georges Delerue and received an additional nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Allan Burns. It also received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for Laurence Olivier and Best Original Score for Delerue. As the film's young leads, Thelonious Bernard and Diane Lane both received Young Artist Award nominations as Best Actor and Best Actress respectively, as well as earning the film a win as Best Motion Picture Featuring Youth.

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Actors & Characters

Diane Lane Diane Lane Lauren King Lauren King
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier Julius Julius
Sally Kellerman Sally Kellerman Kay King Kay King
Thelonious Bernard Thelonious Bernard Daniel Michon Daniel Michon
Arthur Hill Arthur Hill Richard King Richard King
David Dukes David Dukes George de Marco George de Marco
Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland Janet Duryea Janet Duryea
Andrew Duncan Andrew Duncan Bob Duryea Bob Duryea
Graham Fletcher-Cook Graham Fletcher-Cook Londet Londet


George Roy Hill Director
William H. Reynolds Editor
Georges Delerue Music
Yves Rousset-Rouard Producer
Robert Crawford Jr. Producer
Allan Burns Writer
George Roy Hill Writer