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Director:
Writers:
Truman Capote (based on the novel by)
George Axelrod (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 November 1961 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Fairest Lady of All - Audrey Hepburn in One of her Most Lavish, Luscious and Hilarious Hits! See more »
Plot:
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Audrey's a Delight See more (329 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Audrey Hepburn ... Holly Golightly

George Peppard ... Paul Varjak

Patricia Neal ... 2-E

Buddy Ebsen ... Doc Golightly

Martin Balsam ... O.J. Berman
José Luis de Vilallonga ... José (as Vilallonga)

John McGiver ... Tiffany's Salesman

Alan Reed ... Sally Tomato
Dorothy Whitney ... Mag Wildwood
Beverly Powers ... Nightclub Stripper (as Miss Beverly Hills)

Stanley Adams ... Rusty Trawler
Claude Stroud ... Sid Arbuck

Elvia Allman ... Librarian
Orangey ... 'Cat' - a Cat (as Cat)

Mickey Rooney ... Mr. Yunioshi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfred Avallone ... Spieler at Stripjoint (uncredited)
Janet Banzet ... Woman (uncredited)
Henry Barnard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Henry Beckman ... Narcotics Detective Cronberger (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Holly's Drunk Visitor (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Bradley ... Reporter (uncredited)
Thayer Burton ... Girl in Shower (uncredited)
Florine Carlan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Party Guest in Blue and Green Dress (uncredited)

Roydon Clark ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Marian Collier ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Christine Corbin ... Sing Sing Prison Visitor (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Tom Curtis ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Field ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Fields ... Harmonica Player (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joseph J. Greene ... Mr. O'Shaunessy (uncredited)
Barbara Kelley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kip King ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gil Lamb ... Gil - Party Guest with Harriet (uncredited)
Hanna Landy ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Lanphier ... The Cousin (uncredited)
Mary LeBow ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Lees ... Floorwalker (uncredited)
Leatrice Leigh ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Mel Leonard ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Frank Marth ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Fay McKenzie ... Party Guest Laughing in Mirror (uncredited)
Joyce Meadows ... Party Guest Shaking Derrier in White Dress (uncredited)
Hollis Morrison ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kate Murtagh ... Policewoman (uncredited)
Bill Neff ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson ... Harriet - Party Guest in Gold Dress (uncredited)
Chuck Niles ... Sing Sing Prison Guard (uncredited)
Peggy Patten ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Patten ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Perri ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Quinlivan ... Party Guest with Eyepatch (uncredited)
William Benegal Rau ... Hindu at Party (uncredited)
Joe Scott ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Reporter at Policed HQ (uncredited)
Annabella Soong ... Chinese Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Spring ... Party Guest with Hat on Fire (uncredited)

Joan Staley ... Blonde in Low-Cut Cream Dress (uncredited)
Nino Tempo ... Customer (uncredited)
Towyna Thomas ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Glen Vernon ... Reporter (uncredited)
Linda Wong ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Party Guest with Cat on Shoulder (uncredited)
Richard Wyler ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Zaslow ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Truman Capote (based on the novel by)

George Axelrod (screenplay)

Produced by
Martin Jurow .... producer
Richard Shepherd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (director of photography) (as Franz F. Planer)
Philip H. Lathrop (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
 
Casting by
Marvin Paige (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Robert McGinnis .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recording
John Wilkinson .... sound recording
Richard Gramaglia .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Mickey Rooney (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Stetson .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hubert de Givenchy .... principal wardrobe: Miss Hepburn
Edith Head .... costume supervisor
Pauline Trigere .... principal wardrobe: Miss Neal
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frank Inn .... trainer: 'Cat'
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
 
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Runtime:
115 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Hungary:14 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2001) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (1995) (2006) (2011) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (original release) (MPAA rating: certificate #19835) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Steve McQueen was offered the co-starring role. However, he was still under contract for the show "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958), which prevented him from appearing. The role eventually went to George Peppard.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Holly sneaks into Paul's apartment to visit the night after they first meet, he is wearing a watch on his right wrist. However, when he states, "They bought what's in that box," while pointing to a box filled with copies of his novel, the watch disappears. It reappears in the next shot.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sid Arbuck:[seeing Holly enter her building] Hey!
[he chases her inside]
Sid Arbuck:Hey, baby, what's going on here?
Holly Golightly:Oh, hi!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Destroy All Humans! (2005) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Moon RiverSee more »

FAQ

Steve McQueen---Was He Suppose to Star in "Breakfast"?
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103 out of 150 people found the following review useful.
Audrey's a Delight, 15 March 2001
Author: gbheron from Washington, DC

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" preserves an idyllic time and place in the American psyche, New York City between WWII and The Great Society. A time when being hip and urbane were accessible (and desirable) to the middle-class.

The film's" the two romantic protagonists are Holly Golightly, played wonderfully by Audrey Hepburn, and Paul Varjak, played by George Peppard in an understated performance that well complements Hepburn's. Holly is an aspiring socialite and party-girl looking for a wealthy sugar daddy. Paul is an aspiring writer and kept-man of a wealthy older woman. Neither is happy, but both go through the motions in a swirl of Manhattan parties and parings.

Everything falls nicely into place in this romantic-comedy; directing, musical score, acting, and screenplay. Filmed on location in New York this is a beautiful, captivating movie, that has not only aged well, but is a time machine to a wonderful place that probably really never existed except in our imagination.

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