Filmed in Paris at the Studios de Boulogne, the Opera, the Chateau de Vitry, and in various suburban settings, there's no question that LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON had great locations going for it. It also had the winsome charm of Hepburn, the elfin puckishness of Chevalier, a literate script by
Wilder and Diamond, and an airy feeling that wafted the audience along. What it didn't have going for it was a leading man--Gary Cooper could be many things, but as the lead in a romantic comedy, he fell short. Not that he'd never done it before. Cooper had made several pictures in which he
handled comedy lines with aplomb, but he was pushing 56 at the time and looking too long i...