Sabrina

Sabrina

DVD - 2001
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The daughter of the chauffeur returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, [c2001].
Edition: Standard version.
ISBN: 9780792172109
0792172108
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY SABRINA 1954
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Sabrina (Motion picture : 1954)

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ccmccolligan
Sep 27, 2020

Watched both versions of Sabrina and I found that Julia Ormond’s portrayal was better than Audrey Hepburn’s due to the writers having made Hepburn into a silly little girl character who no self respecting 40s-something serious businessman would actually go for. However, I preferred Humphrey Bogart’s Linus to Harrison Ford’s. Bogart seemed more caring, more genuine, than Ford’s…Although that may be simply due to the screenwriter’s directions. Recommend to watch both.

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CurlyWhirly
Sep 04, 2019

Regardless of its big-name cast - This dead-end, 1954, Rom/Com sucked, big-time. It really did.

Why is it that people keep viewing this dismally contrived picture through the guise of rose-colored glasses?

When it comes to this utter mess-of-a-motion-picture - I suggest you take a reality check and get a more accurate, and up-to-date perspective on it by reading Derringer's insightful comments below.

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Derringer
Jun 16, 2019

And, speaking about actor Humphrey Bogart - Up until now - I had always thought of him as being a real cut-above-the-rest. But after reading what went on behind-the-scenes of this picture - I've now changed my mind about him, totally.

And, here's how the story goes - When Bogart found out how gutless his part as Linus Larrabee was in this picture he immediately turned into a big suck, sulking constantly and finding all sorts of ways to come into conflict with director, Billy Wilder, whom he blamed for this.

From hurling racist insults at Wilder, to refusing to take his direction - The huge rift that took place between these 2 on the set lasted for the entire duration of Sabrina's production.

This isn't the only reason why I give this picture such a low rating - But it's one of the biggest reasons. And, I now think Bogart is a total ass. I can never watch another one of his pictures without being reminded of how childish he behaved here in this one. As far as I'm concerned - He doesn't deserve the admiration that so many of his fans give him.

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iloveseaotters
Jun 03, 2019

When I first saw the remake with Harrison Ford, I had no idea that this version existed. I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn and she really shines in this film. I don't really care for William Holden and think both his and Humphrey Bogart's acting seems a little "canned" but it's an adorable movie and has some really funny scenes as well as a lot of romantic ones. I can't really decide which one is my favorite (although I am an Audrey Hepburn fanatic), because I love things in both movies. I suggest you watch both and decide for yourself!

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natalkaanna
May 05, 2019

Don't get again. Newer one is much better

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

A classic

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robinandrews10
Feb 14, 2019

Audrey Hepburn is wonderful as always, but the age difference between the romantic pair is a little...interesting. I prefer Charade.

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Derringer
Dec 01, 2018

And, speaking about actor Humphrey Bogart - Up until now - I had always thought of him as being a cut-above-the-rest. But after reading what went on behind the scenes of this picture - I've now changed my mind about him, totally.

And, here's how the story goes - When Bogart found out how gutless his part as Linus Larrabee in this picture was he immediately turned into a big suck, sulking constantly and finding all sorts of ways to come into conflict with director, Billy Wilder, whom he blamed for this.

From hurling racist insults at Wilder, to refusing to take his direction - The huge rift that took place between these 2 on the set lasted for the entire duration of Sabrina's production.

This isn't the only reason why I gave this picture such a low rating - But it's one of the biggest reasons. And, I now think Bogart is a total ass. I can never watch another one of his pictures without being reminded of how childish he behaved here in this one. As far as I'm concerned - He doesn't deserve the admiration that so many of his fans give him.

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SpaceAngel
Sep 12, 2018

Absolute junk from start to finish.

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ThinkCentre
Jun 27, 2017

SPOILER: I'm glad I'm not the only one who feel this film's ok and a bit anti-climatic. However, let's begin with the big-name cast. Audrey Hepburn! Humphrey Bogart! William Holden! How did they swing all 3 with all this star power (with Billy Wilder directing?) And how about that 'what if' real-life scenario if Holden and Hepburn stayed together? Reportedly the two split due to Holden not being able to have children and Hepburn ended up marrying Mel Ferrer shortly. I find the movie not as magically charming nor romantic as it could have been with the casting of Linus and that affected the ending of who 'got the girl.' Upon learning that Cary Grant's the original choice for Linus (played by Bogart), it was an a-HA moment. Grant would have been more believable as Linus, whom Sabrina ended up with over David (as played by Holden) whom she pined for all her life, spied on, and nearly ended her life over. The character David being the dashing, carefree younger brother (a jerk) versus the stiff straight-laced older Linus (Bogart reportedly a real-life jerk throughout the production). Linus actually liked Sabrina? I can't quite tell with Bogart. In the end, David's interest in Sabrina was just as shallow and short-lived (like his three marriages) when she 'classed up her looks and mannerism', and he sacrificed the promise of long-lasting love (and maybe a longer marriage) by having Linus go after her. The end rewards was for Sabrina ending up with the more 'consistent' brother who's merely undone by the vivaciousness of Sabrina. Well, Cary Grant could have been it. But big but, Wilder's signature playful and comedic direction keeps the film light and substantial.

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DollyWannaCracker
Aug 06, 2015

There's something about good- bye kisses that don't taste as good.

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

Baron St. Fontanel: A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

Thomas Fairchild: He's still David Larrabee, and you're still the chauffeur's daughter. And you're still reaching for the moon.
Sabrina Fairchild: No, father. The moon is reaching for me.

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

The Professor: Bonjour, mesdames et monsiuers. Yesterday we have learned the correct way how to boil water. Today we will learn the correct way how to crack an egg. Voilà! An egg. Now, an egg is not a stone; it is not made of wood, it is a living thing. It has a heart. So when we crack it, we must not torment it. We must be merciful and execute it quickly, like with the guillotine.

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

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.

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