Sabrina

Sabrina

Billy Wilder (1954)

108min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Ignore the critics who say this is one of Billy Wilder's minor works. It is a major movie, a masterpiece of romantic comedy, and it still looks as fresh as a daisy. Sabrina Fair is a Cinderella story about a chauffeur's daughter (Audrey Hepburn) and two brothers, Humphrey Bogart as the workaholic zillionaire and William Holden as the playboy. Because Hepburn's infatuation with Holden is unwittingly wrecking a business deal, the cold-fish Bogart decides to divert her - with predictable results. For a film that is so funny, so sophisticated and so technically polished, it comes as a surprise to learn that the production was a difficult one. Bogart and Wilder didn't hit it off, and because the director was writing by night and shooting the next day, Hepburn conspired with him to create delays on the set so that Wilder could have more time. The performances are impeccable, with Hepburn radiant, Holden showing real star quality and Bogart perfectly cast against his tough-guy image so that his entry into a new age of innocence is all the more funny and all the more moving.

Summary

A chauffeur's daughter falls for her father's playboy employer, but when he rejects her she flees to Paris. On her return, however, he is smitten by the alluring woman she has become - even though he is about to be married. To ensure the wedding takes place, his older brother decides to woo the beauty himself. Comedy, starring Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart and Walter Hampden.

Cast & Crew

Linus Larrabee Humphrey Bogart
Sabrina Fairchild Audrey Hepburn
David Larrabee William Holden (2)
Oliver Larrabee Walter Hampden
Thomas Fairchild John Williams
Elizabeth Tyson Martha Hyer
Gretchen Van Horn Joan Vohs
Baron Marcel Dalio
The professor Marcel Hillaire
Maude Larrabee Nella Walker
Mr Tyson Francis X Bushman
Miss McCardle Ellen Corby
Director Billy Wilder
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Drama

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