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Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1961
  • Blake Edwards
  • 110 mins
  • PG

Summary

Romantic drama starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Paul Varjak, a young writer, finds himself falling for his new neighbour, the volatile and extravagant Holly Golightly. But her ambition is to marry a millionaire.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly has passed, happily, into cinematic folklore. Director Blake Edwards's hymn to New York high style and high living with its charming heroine, along with her cat (called "Cat") and those wonderful Johnny Mercer Moon River lyrics, has hardly dated since its release. Originally a creation of writer Truman Capote, Holly, as written for the screen by George Axelrod and portrayed by Hepburn, is quite enchanting, even though period censorship makes it rather unclear what she actually does for a living. Despite the presence of handsome George Peppard and Patricia Neal, this is Hepburn's movie, her black dress and long cigarette holder ready again to start a fashion revolution. Only Mickey Rooney's phoney (and now politically incorrect) caricature of a Japanese gent seems out of kilter in what is otherwise a thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully escapist movie.

Credits

Cast

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Holly GolightlyAudrey Hepburn
Paul VarjakGeorge Peppard
"2-E"Patricia Neal
Doc GolightlyBuddy Ebsen
OJ BermanMartin Balsam
Mr YunioshiMickey Rooney
JoseJosé-Luis De Villalonga
Mag WildwoodDorothy Whitney
Tiffany's clerkJohn McGiver
Rusty TrawlerStanley Adams

Crew

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DirectorBlake Edwards

Details

Theatrical distributor
BFI
Released on
2011-01-21
Languages
English | Portuguese | Japanese | French
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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