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Sabrina [1954] (1 disc)

Director:Billy Wilder
Writer:Billy Wilder
Ernest Lehman
Samuel A. Taylor
Composer:Friedrich Hollaender
Length:112 minutes
(1 hour 52 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:91%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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.

Reaction: A good classic film with good clean humor.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Billy Wilder => Director / Writer
Ernest Lehman => Writer
Samuel A. Taylor => Writer / Play "Sabrina Fair"
Friedrich Hollaender => Composer
Audrey Hepburn => Sabrina Fairchild
Ellen Corby => Miss McCardle
Francis X. Bushman => Mr. Tyson
Humphrey Bogart => Linus Larrabee
Joan Vohs => Gretchen Van Horn
John Williams [II] => Thomas Fairchild
Marcel Dalio => Baron St. Fontanel
Marcel Hillaire => The Professor
Marjorie Bennett => Margaret - Cook (uncredited)
Martha Hyer => Elizabeth Tyson
Nella Walker => Maude Larrabee
Paul Harvey => Dr. Calaway (uncredited)
Walter Hampden => Oliver Larrabee
William Holden => David Larrabee

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Billy Wilder's last film for Paramount Pictures before his contract ended in 1954.
  • Many critics felt that Humphrey Bogart was miscast in the film, and that William Holden should have played Linus with a younger actor as David.
  • During production Billy Wilder was continuously working on the script. One day he asked Audrey Hepburn to feign illness so he would have enough time to finish the scene to be shot.
  • The estate on which the film was shot actually belonged to Paramount Pictures chairman [?] Barney Balaban.
  • [?] Hubert de Givenchy originally thought he would be providing wardrobe for [?] Katharine Hepburn, as he had never heard of Audrey Hepburn before they were introduced.
  • Co-stars Audrey Hepburn and William Holden fell in love during the making of this film, but Hepburn broke off the relationship on learning that Holden could not have children.
  • The tugboat's name is Maude Larrabee (the matriarch of the family).
  • When Linus takes Sabrina to the theatre, they see the play The Seven Year Itch, which was director/writer Billy Wilder's next movie project. The play is mentioned at least twice.
  • Originally titled Sabrina Fair, the title was changed in the US so audiences wouldn't link it with highbrow stories like Vanity Fair.
  • This was the second film in a row where Audrey Hepburn gets her hair cut as a symbol of maturity. The first was in Roman Holiday. It is also the first of four films in a row where she'd play a character romantically linked with a man old enough to be her father.