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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 »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Art or Guilty Pleasure? See more (316 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)
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)
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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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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:
Alan Reed, who plays Sally Tomatoes, was the voice of Fred Flinstone, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Huckleberry Hound - the mask that Holly picks up in the store - is also a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Holly is in a mad rage in her apartment she pulls up the cloth on her dressing table, throwing the cat to the floor. In the next shot, he flies up to the window.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:
Soundtrack:
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41 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Great Art or Guilty Pleasure?, 6 February 2006
Author: smc71 from United States

I am never sure which Breakfast at Tiffany's is. I can certainly think of movies which more accurately portray the human condition, but of few that are more fun.

Neither Holly nor Paul seem to represent real people. Their attraction, which is the focal point of the movie, is a character unto itself. Paul sees Holly as scared, vulnerable, and in need of rescue and enjoys his role as potential knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She is drawn to him because he sees beyond her facade of fabulousness to the scared little girl she is inside and which she tries (not that hard really at all) to hide. Adding to her attraction to him is the fact that he stands up to her when she treats him shoddily. This probably does not happen to her too often, and it intrigues her.

These are mostly the tricks a romance novelist uses to keep readers baited and rooting for a fictional, possibly doomed romance to work and do not reflect the real nature of love. There is, however, enough chemistry, genuine affection, and respect between the two characters to keep the story from seeming utterly implausible.

Of course, a movie doesn't have to be realistic to realistically portray what is right and what is wrong with the world we live in. Breakfast at Tiffany's doesn't do a whole lot of that either, though. After watching I can never pinpoint one solid message from it.

What it does have a lot of, as many others have pointed out, is stylish, witty, good fun. This is almost always the movie I choose on the rare occasions when my husband is working late, my son is asleep, I have energy to spare and good bottle of wine just begging to be uncorked. Believable or not, it is well-told and compelling, and remains one of the better movies a gal can lose herself in.

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