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Truman Capote (based on the novel by)
George Axelrod (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 November 1961 (Japan) See more »
The Fairest Lady of All - Audrey Hepburn in One of her Most Lavish, Luscious and Hilarious Hits! See more »
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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A lot of fun, Audrey was a true beauty and actress of her time See more (346 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Audrey Hepburn ... Holly Golightly

George Peppard ... Paul Varjak

Patricia Neal ... 2E Failenson

Buddy Ebsen ... Doc Golightly

Martin Balsam ... O.J. Berman
José Luis de Vilallonga ... José Dasilva Pereira (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:
Al Avalon ... 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
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Mickey Rooney (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Fraker .... still photographer (uncredited)
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
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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115 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

When 2-E says "Love Finds Andy Hardy" to Paul, it is likely a nod to the fact Mickey Rooney played Andy Hardy and is also in this film.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Throughout the movie the name "José" is always said with the Hispanic pronunciation of the letter "J" (ho say), but the character is said to be Brazilian. Although Brazil has a Spanish-speaking minority, especially in the borderlands with Argentina and other nations, the nation's primary language is Portuguese, where J is pronounced similar to the French fashion as in Jean or Jacques.See more »
[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 Imagine Me & You (2005)See more »
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28 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A lot of fun, Audrey was a true beauty and actress of her time, 27 June 2007
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

Breakfast At Tiffany's is a pretty famous movie, it's recommended in my movie books and is usually on a top film critic's list as a classic. Before Roman Holiday, I had never seen an Audrey Hepburn film, and I have to say that I am becoming more and more of a fan of her's. She was so beautiful and very talented, not to mention she seemed like a very classy and elegant lady. But the film itself was a pretty good one, this was the movie that made romantic comedy clichés, so that's why I let it go so easily. It seemed like this film had what a lot of romantic comedy films steal now a days.

Holly is a huge socialite in her grand world, she finds happiness and joy in the jewelery store, Tiffany's. She is also being paid 100 dollars to visit a drug Mafia leader in prison to make his day. But things begin to change when a very handsome man moves in down stairs from her, Paul, but she calls him Fred since he looks like her brother. He's also in a similar situation where his "Decorator" is paying him for a good time. But together they find themselves helping one another and realizing they may need each other.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is an elegant classic that I would rate up with Seven Year Itch starring Marilyn Monroe. It has great humor and sizzling romance that anyone could fall in love with. Audrey Hepburn took on a role which the character could have been neuritic and annoying, but she made Holly into someone every woman would like to be. Her and George were great together, I would highly recommend Breakfast at Tiffany's, it's a great classic.


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