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Sabrina -- Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie's all work, Holden's all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family's chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn's delightful charms.

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Director:
Writers:
Billy Wilder (written for the screen by) &
Samuel A. Taylor (written for the screen 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:
Deeeeeeelightful! See more (142 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 for the screen by) &
Samuel A. Taylor (written for the screen by) (as Samuel Taylor) &
Ernest Lehman (written for the screen 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
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Fraker .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Lewis Stone was cast in a key supporting role of Oliver Larrabee, father of William Holden and Humphrey Bogart, but when he suffered a fatal heart attack in 1953, he was replaced by Walter Hampden.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the boardroom scene at the end, when Linus is standing in front of the window, Harborside Terminal in Jersey City is visible. Once he leaves the room, this very large building disappears from the background.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 "Biography: Humphrey Bogart" (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
LoverSee more »

FAQ

Why was Sabrina's father sending her to Paris?
How old is Sabrina supposed to be?
Is "Sabrina" based on a book?
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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Deeeeeeelightful!, 22 October 2002
Author: Bucs1960 from West Virginia

The master of many genres, Billy Wilder, does his magic here with this delightful comedy. Although maybe not one of his best, it still holds up after over 50 years.

There has been a lot said about the casting of Bogart as Linus, the stuffy businessman and I disagree with most of it. I think that Bogart is perfect for the part of the seemingly humourless, financial wizard older brother. Granted, he is not the prettiest actor....never was.....he's a generation older than Audrey Hepburn.....and reportedly hated the movie and his co-stars. All that aside, he rose to the occasion and his playing of the role is subtle. Seeing him come to the realization that he is falling in love with Sabrina is so well done that it sneaks up on you.

Audrey Hepburn is just magical, as she always was.....there is nothing more to say about her....words fail me.

William Holden is surprisingly good in a comic role but why the blonde hair?

He's breezy, unreliable and thoroughly likable and it becomes obvious that Sabrina is much too good for him. However incongruous it may seem, she belongs with Bogart.

The support in this film is top notch.....John Williams....what a great British character; Walter Hampden is a scream as the drinking, cigar smoking father who just wants an olive for his martini. Look for Nancy Kulp as one of the service staff before her days as Jane Hathaway on Beverly Hillbillys.

This is a wonderful film........watch it, you won't regret it!

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