August 8th, at 22:00 in the Huerta de San Vicente
Sabrina is the young daughter of the Larrabee family’s chauffeur,and has been in love with David Larrabee (Holden) all her life. David is an oft-married, idle playboy, crazy for women, who has never noticed Sabrina, much to her and the staff’s dismay. Her proper British father disapproves, and packs her off to Paris to learn to cook, like his dear, departed wife. Sabrina, in girlish despondence over David, starts all eight of the family cars in a silly suicide attempt, but the all-business older son Linus comes to the rescue.
Country: United States
Running time: 113 min.
Directed by Billy Wilder
Written by Samuel Taylor, Billy Wilder, Ernest Lehman
Music by: Frederick Hollander
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Humprhrey Bogart, William Holden, John Williams
Awards: 1954: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
So, off she goes to Paris for a couple of years. Turns out cooking is not her strong suit, but elegance, sophistication and charm are right up her alley. Home she comes with a chic haircut, a smart suit, and an apricot poodle named “David.” She’s stunning, and her return threatens to derail the family’s plans to get David to settle down with a nice rich girl in a Long Island family merger. Even nose-to-the-grindstone Linus can’t help but notice the radiant creature little Sabrina has become.
It’s not hard to see where this is going, but it’s an enjoyable trip nevertheless. Sufficient it to say all concerned manage to eke out a happy ending.