''Love in the Afternoon'' is a 1957 RomanticComedy Film starring Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/AudreyHepburn and Maurice Chevailer, directed by Creator/BillyWilder and based on a novel by Claude Anet.

Set in Paris France, Creator/AudreyHepburn is Ariane Chavasse, a young music student and the daughter of private detective, Claude Chavasse (Chevalier) who is investigating the trysts of American businessman Frank Flannagan (Gary Cooper). Upon learning that a jealous husband is about to shoot Flannagan, Ariane attempts to warn him personally , leading to a budding relationship between the two.
!!Tropes used in the film:
* AtTheOperaTonight: Both Ariane and Claude attend the opera with different people. Ariane can only focus on Claude, and Claude can only focus on [[MenAreUncultured how bored he is]].
* BlatantLies: Ariane's romantic history.
* TheCasanova: Frank Flannagan.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Michel makes his feelings for Ariane no secret, but she just brushes him off.
* FakeOutMakeOut: Flannagan and Ariane pretend to make out when a jealous husband breaks into Flannagan's hotel room.
* FemmeFatale: Ariane pretends to be one
* [[DressHitsFloor Fur Coat Hits Floor]]: Probably because a dress wouldn't have [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gotten past censors.]]
* GayParee: Everyone is in love in Paris; children, animals, even the undertaker at a funeral!
* GreekChorus: The Gypsies follow Flannagan everywhere to provide music. Even into the sauna.
* ImNotPretty: Ariane's opinion on her appearance: "I'm too thin, and my ears stick out, and my teeth are crooked and my neck is much too long."
* LadykillerInLove: Frank with Ariane.
* MayDecemberRomance: Creator/AudreyHepburn was 27 at the time of the filming; Gary Cooper was 55, and looked it. Some critcs declared him miscast because of this. It was not the first time Audrey Hepburn has been in [[Film/{{Sabrina}} this role]], [[{{Film/Charade}} nor the last.]]
* MissingMom: Ariane's mother.
* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Chavasse doesn't let Ariane read his case files and has a full dossier on Michel, though he is quite level headed when comes to confronting Flannagan.
* PoliceAreUseless: They can't investigate until after a crime has been committed.
* PrettyInMink: Ariane borrows an ermine coat as part of her first seduction of Frank.
** One of Frank's dates wears a white ermine wrap.
* ReallyGetsAround: Frank Flannagan.
* RunningGag: With the lady and her dog in the neighboring hotel room.
* SherlockScan: While Mr. Cravasse takes a while to catch onto his daughter having an affair with Flanagan, he shows eerie observational skills in some situations. For example, he knows that Ariana hasn't been with Michel because she has a callus from carrying her own cello case.
* TranslationConvention: The French characters speak English among each other.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Frank Flannagan mentions meeting a pair of twins in Sweden.