The Audrey Hepburn Story
Marlene Dietrich is crooning "Lili Marlane" in the background, and Young Audrey is hiding under a table eating sweets as her mother, played by Frances Fisher, calls for her. Here's a factual note: Audrey was born with the name "Edda" -- I don't think Ma Hepburn would be calling her daughter by her stage name when she was five. Young Audrey's father walks in and insults the mother by telling her that she shouldn't be eating sweets, and that if she doesn't care about her appearance, she should at least care about the example she is setting for their daughter. The parents move to another room as her mother accuses her husband of spending more time with his secretary than with his family. There's a bang in the living room as Young Audrey knocks over the sugar bowl. As Ma Hepburn starts to scold her, Pa Hepburn says, "This is no place for us," and takes her away. Jerk. In a park, live music plays in a gazebo and couples dance on the green. Young Audrey is bored on her bench, so she wanders over to where her father is having a close discussion with a slim young blonde woman who hands him a Nazi pamphlet. Pa Hepburn catches sight of his diminutive daughter and walks over to her. He apologizes and tells her he had "bank business" (oh, was that what the kids called it back in '35?). Young Audrey asks him to dance with her, so they do. Back at the Hepburn ranch, Pa tells the family that he's going to London and Ma gets hysterical. She accuses him of being a Nazi sympathizer, and tells him he's always involved on the "wrong side." Pa packs as his wife begs him not to leave them. Pa leaves without hugging his child goodbye. Young Audrey runs after him calling, "Fa-tha! Please don't leave us Fa-tha!" The cold-hearted wretch doesn't even look back.