Part of our month-long series Our Fair Audrey: The Films of Audrey Hepburn! Fall in love all over again with the eternally beautiful, stylish and talented Audrey Hepburn as The Loft presents four of her greatest, most romantic films on the big screen! Click here to view the schedule.
“A thoroughly charming, delightfully romantic variation of the Cinderella story … Audrey Hepburn is radiant in the title role … a film that will leave almost all viewers with a smile on their lips and a warm glow in their hearts.” - James Berardinelli, Reel Views
Audrey Hepburn is tangled up in a delightful love triangle along with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden in this classic romantic comedy from legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard). Based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor, Sabrina tells the story of Sabrina Fairchild (Hepburn), the shy, naïve daughter of a wealthy family’s chauffeur. When a trip to Paris transforms Hepburn into a sophisticated and elegant young woman, she catches the attention of both of the blueblood clan's sons--workaholic older brother Linus (Bogart) and carefree younger brother David (Holden, who also starred opposite Hepburn in the previous year’s smash Roman Holiday, which snagged Hepburn her only Best Actress Oscar). Dashing playboy David, who previously thought of Sabrina as a mere child, immediately falls for her, but he is already engaged to marry a wealthy heiress. Sabrina wants to break up the wedding in order to finally catch the man of her dreams, while Linus fights to keep the marriage on in the interest of family business and the heiress’ fortune. In order to keep Sabrina away from David, Linus pretends to court her himself, but in doing so, he eventually realizes his true feelings for the delicately charming young woman – who will Sabrina choose? Seamlessly directed by Oscar-winner Wilder with nary a trace of his trademark cynicism, Sabrina is a hugely entertaining bit of bubbly, propelled by a romantic comedy dream cast: the dashingly handsome Holden, the surprisingly buoyant Bogart and, as the woman who makes this effervescent love triangle soar, the gorgeous gamine herself, Audrey Hepburn, who also wins hearts by singing such ditties as "La Vie en Rose" and "Yes, We Have No Bananas." (Dir. by Billy Wilder, 1954, USA, 117 mins., Not Rated) Digital