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Director:
Writers:
Billy Wilder (written by) &
Samuel A. Taylor (written by) ...
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Release Date:
October 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
. . . the chauffeur's daughter who learned her stuff in Paris! See more »
Plot:
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur. But it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wilder and Hepburn make a classic!!! See more (134 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Linus Larrabee

Audrey Hepburn ... Sabrina Fairchild

William Holden ... David Larrabee
Walter Hampden ... Oliver Larrabee

John Williams ... Thomas Fairchild

Martha Hyer ... Elizabeth Tyson
Joan Vohs ... Gretchen Van Horn

Marcel Dalio ... Baron St. Fontanel
Marcel Hillaire ... The Professor

Nella Walker ... Maude Larrabee

Francis X. Bushman ... Mr. Tyson

Ellen Corby ... Miss McCardle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ahdar ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)

Raymond Bailey ... Member of the Board (uncredited)
Marjorie Bennett ... Margaret - Cook (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Party / Dance Extra (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Board Member (uncredited)
Harvey B. Dunn ... Party Guest with Tray (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ... Dance Partner (uncredited)
Otto Forrest ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Gardener-Caretaker (uncredited)
Rand Harper ... Man (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Harvey ... Drink Spiller (uncredited)
Paul Harvey ... Dr. Calaway (uncredited)

Nancy Kulp ... Jenny - Maid (uncredited)
Kay E. Kuter ... Ernest - Houseman (uncredited)
Bill Neff ... Man with Linus Larrabee (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Charles - Butler (uncredited)
Gregory Ratoff ... Man with David Larrabee (uncredited)
Kay Riehl ... Mrs. Tyson (uncredited)

Marion Ross ... Spiller's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Board Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Billy Wilder 
 
Writing credits
Billy Wilder (written by) &
Samuel A. Taylor (written by) (as Samuel Taylor) &
Ernest Lehman (written by)

Samuel A. Taylor (from the play by) (as Samuel Taylor)

Produced by
Billy Wilder .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur P. Schmidt  (as Arthur Schmidt)
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
 
Costume Design by
Hubert de Givenchy (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Vera Peterson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
 
Art Department
Dorothea Holt .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... costume supervisor
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Doane Harrison .... editorial advisor
 
Music Department
Friedrich Hollaender .... songs adapted by (as Frederick Hollander)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eugene Loring .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (cable rating) | Canada:G | Chile:TE | Finland:S | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | UK:U | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #16865, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (bw)

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Trivia:
When Linus takes Sabrina to the theatre, they see the play "The Seven Year Itch", which was director/writer Billy Wilder's next movie project. The play is mentioned at least twice.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Sabrina tells Fairchild that the moon is reaching for her, we see a shot of the moon through the trees at the Larrabee party. Directly above and to the right of the moon, you can see the strings and holes of that backdrop.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sabrina Fairchild:[voiceover] Once upon a time, on the north shore of Long Island, some thirty miles from New York, there lived a small girl on a large estate. The estate was very large indeed, and had many servants. There were gardeners to take care of the gardens, and a tree surgeon on a retainer...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dream GirlSee more »

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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Wilder and Hepburn make a classic!!!, 30 November 2004
Author: Stephen Alfieri (stevealfieri@verizon.net) from Blauvelt, NY

This is the reason why you watch movies. This is why people feel so strongly about them, make them part of their lives, and love to talk about them. It reminds us of what is good about the movies and makes us long for a time when you can have this kind of talent, both in front of and behind the camera, make wonderful,touching, hilarious films.

"Sabrina" may not be the best film that Wilder, Bogart, Holden, or Hepburn made, but it came along at a time when all four of them were going through the best part of their careers.

Holden was not too far removed from winning the Oscar for "Stalag 17" and was about to enter a "golden" period, starting with "The Country Girl" and continuing on until "Bridge on the River Kwai. Bogart ( a last minute replacement for Cary Grant), had just completed "The Caine Mutiny". Hepburn had just won the Oscar for "Roman Holiday", and Wilder had "Stalag 17" and "Sunset Boulevard" completed, and would have a string of hits that started with "Sabrina" and continue on until "One, Two, Three" in 1961.

All of the stars were properly aligned for "Sabrina". Although I think Grant might have been better in the part, Bogart worked hard to be semi-tough and likable. I'll be honest and say I found it disturbing to see him try to win over Hepburn. His features were too worn and hard to be completely winning. He and Holden worked well together, which is amazing when you consider they couldn't stand each other off screen.

Hepburn, of course, is gorgeous. She's the perfect combination of charming, elegant, tom-boyishness, and beauty.

Wilder does it again with his screenplay and directing. First he assembles an excellent supporting cast, especially Walter Hampden and John Williams. Then he keeps the comedy coming and seldom lets up for us to catch our breath. His use of the camera is terrific too. I love the shot of Bogart at his desk in the distance, while the camera shoots through several doorways.

Top notch production, first rate cast and wonderful screenplay and directing add up to a classic every movie lover should own.

9 out of 10

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