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Audrey Hepburn is the delightful, young, eponymous Sabrina, the daughter of a chauffeur who is hopelessly in love with David Larrabee (William Holden), the playboy younger son in the rich Long Island household her father works for. In order to help her forget her woes, Sabrina is shipped off to cooking school in Paris. While there, she befriends a baron who provides a bit of culture--and the encouragement to snip off her childlike ponytail. Upon her return to New York, Sabrina is transformed into a sophisticated woman, and David is entranced by her. However, his older brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart) has arranged David's marriage to Elizabeth Tyson in order to seal a business merger and thus must steer David away from Sabrina. To do this, Linus takes on the task of wooing her for himself. Full of great dialogue ("A woman happy in love, she burns the soufflé; a woman unhappy in love, she forgets to turn on the oven") and wonderful performances, this film is a romantic masterpiece. Also enjoyable is the 1995 remake, starring Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford. --Jenny Brown --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In celebration of 80 years of Audrey Hepburn, introducing an all new re-mastered and re-packaged Blu-ray edition. `SABRINA' is charming, humorous and aglow with some of Hollywood's greatest stars. Sabrina is charming, humorous and aglow with some of Hollywood's greatest stars. Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn star in a Cinderella story directed by renowned filmmaker Billy Wilder for `Sunset Boulevard' and `Some Like It Hot.' Humphrey Bogart and William Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Humphrey Bogart's all work, William Holden's all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family's chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brother's fall under the spell of Audrey Hepburn's delightful charms. Based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor.
FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: Win: Academy Award® for Best Costume Design for Edith Head. Nomination: Academy Award® for Best Director for Billy Wilder. Nomination: Academy Award® for Best Actress for Audrey Hepburn. Nomination: Academy Award® for Best Art Direction for Black-and-White and Art Direction for Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler. Nomination: Academy Award® for Set Decoration for Sam Comer and Ray Moyer. Nomination: Academy Award® for Best Black-and-White Cinematography for Charles Lang, Jr. Academy Award® for Best Story. Nomination: Screenplay for Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor and Ernest Lehman.
Cast: Audrey Hepbur, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Nella Walker, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker, Francis X.Read more ›
And methinks it also helps the case if you have Audrey Hepburn as the modern Cinderella-with-a-wit, which is the strongest point in the charming little romance called "Sabrina." While the chemistry between Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart is never entirely believable, the movie is as buoyant and whimsical as a summer daydream, but with way better dialogue ("Bounce please, ladies").
Sabrina Fairchild (Hepburn) is the daughter of the chauffeur at the palatial Larabee estate. She's also in love with the ne'er-do-well second son, David (William Holden) -- and even attempts suicide after seeing him with one of his many girlfriends, although she's rescued by David's stiff older brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart). The next day Sabrina is sent away to Paris to attend a cooking school, where she meets a kindly old count who teaches her sophistication, ambition and confidence... as well as the ability to make a souffle properly ("A woman happily in love, she burns the souffle. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven!").
When she returns to the Larabees' estate, the lovelorn little chauffeur's daughter has become a clever sophisticated Parisian beauty (and a pretty good cook). David is instantly smitten. But even if marrying a chauffeur's daughter were okay with his family, Linus has arranged a business marriage for David for the family's newest innovation, which requires large amounts of sugar. And to make sure David doesn't run off with Sabrina, Linus begins wooing her too... and falling in love for real.Read more ›
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I already have this movie on VHS, but wanted to have a copy on disc for convenience.
A great movie, a great cast and a great story. Audrey Hepburn was the greatest.
It was a great movie to watch seeing many stars no longer with us and enjoying the evening. Kind of like having a visit from old friends. Read morePublished on May 10 2014 by Bonni
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