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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:
Audrey in Long Island dressed by Givenchy 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:
Many critics felt that Humphrey Bogart was miscast in the film, and that William Holden should have played Linus with a younger actor as David.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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Soundtrack:
My Silent LoveSee more »

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58 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Audrey in Long Island dressed by Givenchy, 7 July 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

Billy Wilder, a genius when it came to adapting films from another medium, teamed up with Samuel Taylor, who wrote the play, "Sabrina's Fair", and Ernest Lehman, to create a a delightful comedy that will remain an old favorite because of the great charm the creative men imbued this movie with.

Some comments on this forum remark about the disparity of age between Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. They all seem to forget that Ms. Hepburn played opposite with men much older than her, namely, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Rex Harrison, Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck, just to name a few. The actress was always effective and showed she had an enormous charisma no matter who was her leading man.

"Sabrina" looks as good today, as when it was first released thanks to the timeless black and white photography of Charles Lang. The big asset of the film was the unusual pairing between Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. Both actors were wonderful together, as we witness in the film. William Holden, as the younger Larrabee, is excellent as well.

The film is a delightful comedy that, in comparison to Sidney Pollack's misguided and undistinguished attempt to bring it to the screen can't even compare with the witty and elegant film Mr. Wilder gave us.

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