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Sabrina (1954)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 October 1954 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Billy Wilder

Writers:

Billy Wilder (written for the screen by), Samuel A. Taylor (written for the screen by) (as Samuel Taylor) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire with no time for a wife and family. David is all play -- technically employed in the family business but never showing up for work, spending all his time entertaining, and having been married and divorced three times. Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but whom David hardly notices till she goes away to Paris for two years and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds she's captured David's attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself also falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

. . . the chauffeur's daughter who learned her stuff in Paris! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

William Holden and Audrey Hepburn had just won Best Actor and Best Actress at the previous Academy Awards for Stalag 17 (1953) and Roman Holiday (1953) respectively. See more »

Goofs

After Sabrina tells Fairchild that the moon is reaching for her, we see a shot of the moon through the trees at the Larrabee party. Directly above and to the right of the moon, you can see the strings and holes of that backdrop. 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. There was a boatman to take care of the boats: to put them in the water in the spring, and scrape their bottoms in the winter. There were specialists to take care of the grounds: the outdoor tennis court ...
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Referenced in Virage de modes (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes! We Have No Bananas
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Cohn and Frank Silver
Played on the phonograph in the boat and sung by Audrey Hepburn
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Wonderfully told love story
27 August 2004 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Audrey Hepburn plays Sabrina Fairchild, who goes to Paris as a girl and returns as a woman.Before she left Sabrina was interested in David Larrabee (William Holden) but he didn't show any interest on her.But things have changed as she comes back from Paris.She's not the same teen girl anymore.She's an attractive woman.And David notices that too.And so does David's brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart). Sabrina (1954) was directed by one of the greatest directors of all time, Billy Wilder.The acting work is unique.Audrey Hepburn, who is one of the most beautiful women of all time, does her job very well.Not only was she beautiful, she was also extremely talented.You could always trust on William Holden and Humphrey Bogart.They were both brilliant.This is a very well written movie.The comedy and the romance both work just great in this movie.Sabrina was made fifty years ago but that doesn't mean it wouldn't work today.Great romantic tales will always work.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 October 1954 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,238,813 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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