Sabrina

  • U
  • Billy Wilder (1954)
  • US
  • 108 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. Heartbroken Sabrina, daughter of the chauffeur to a wealthy family, is sent to France after falling for eligible bachelor David Larrabee. She returns a changed woman but will she be luckier in love second time around?

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Billy Wilder

Other Information

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

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