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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:
A Fine Cast & A Well-Crafted, Worthwhile Story See more (137 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)
Ralph Moratz ... Passenger on ship deck (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)

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:
1.75 : 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Humphrey Bogart was a last minute replacement for Cary Grant. Bogart and William Holden couldn't stand each other. Bogart disapproved of Audrey Hepburn (he wanted his wife Lauren Bacall in the role), while Holden fell in love with her. Bogart got $300000, Holden got $150000, and Hepburn only $15000. Asked how he liked working with Hepburn, Bogart replied: "It's OK, if you don't mind to make 20 takes."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the beginning of the film, when Linus is explaining his plastic to David, he holds a lighter to the piece of plastic and brags that it cannot scorch. However, as he turns the plastic over, a giant black spot is visible where the plastic was scorched. In the next shot, the spot on presumably the same piece of plastic has disappeared.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:
Referenced in Living It Up (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Silent LoveSee more »

FAQ

How long was Sabrina in Paris?
What is the song that Sabrina sings in French to Linus?
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33 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
A Fine Cast & A Well-Crafted, Worthwhile Story, 13 October 2004
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

A lot of things work together to make this an entertaining and satisfying picture. With Billy Wilder's story-telling skill, Audrey Hepburn's unsurpassed charm, plenty of talent in the rest of the cast, and a worthwhile story, there is a lot of credit to go around.

The story is based the kind of interesting but slight premise that Wilder handles masterfully, and as a result the story is filled with both funny moments and thoughtful moments, all of which work well. There is a variety of well-chosen settings, always interesting but never pretentious.

Bogart and Holden both play their roles flawlessly. The two of them make an interesting combination with Hepburn, and it works even better than you could hope. John Williams also plays the proper English chauffeur as few others could have. There are also a number of good moments for the others in the supporting cast.

With all the other strengths, it may still be Hepburn's picture most of all.

In "Sabrina", she has a role that allows her quite a variety of scenes as her character grows and changes. It plays to all of her strengths, and makes Hepburn herself the most appealing aspect of an enjoyable and well-crafted picture.

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