Sabrina is a classic romantic comedy.  Made in 1954, its cast is made up of some of the most famous actors of the past:  Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

Sabrina is the daughter of the chauffeur for the Larrabee family.  The Larrabee’s have two sons that are the complete opposite of each other.  David, played by William Holden is the easy going playboy.  While, Linus played by Humphrey Bogart is the very serious business man.  Sabrina has been in love with David almost her entire life.  But she is of little consequence to him until she comes back from France as a more mature, elegant version of herself. The story ensues with Linus stepping in to save the families reputation and latest business venture.

The movie is really cute in so many ways.  The comedy is subtle but cute.  And most, if not all the characters are lovable or serve their purpose.

I can see why Audrey Hepburn is remembered for her style as much as her acting because of this movie.  Each scene  has her dressed in memorable outfits from the conservative dress we first see her in, to the gorgeous ball gown she wears to the Larrabee’s party.

I also liked Humphrey Bogart in this movie.  I haven’t seen many of his movies, but he strikes me as being very handsome for an older fellow.  Although he does seem a bit too old in certain angles, his character was well played by him.  Now I’m curious to see his other movies.

A while back I also saw the modern remake of Sabrina with Harrison Ford.  This movie was also cute, but I believe the original is much better.  The black and white cinematography makes some of the scenes look very nice and adds just a bit of extra class to the movie.  Also, the 1995 version is a little more serious than the 1954 version. Therefore, I recommend you watch either…but my preference is now for the Audrey Hepburn version 🙂

 

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