This is perhaps best appreciated by those who see in it vital glimmers of Billy Wilder's directing genius some five or six years hence. But in essence 'Sabrina' is an energised but maddening car-crash of a movie. Audrey Hepburn's charm is just the wrong side of ingratiating while Humphrey Bogart, by his own admission, was woefully miscast as a romantic comic lead. Enjoy and endure in equal parts then.
Audrey Hepburn, here a chauffeur's daughter, comes back from Paris sophisticated and finds herself in a love triangle between two brothers. One of them a total obnoxious cad played by William Holden, the other a charmless man twice her age or more enacted by Humphrey Bogart. Only in Hollywood would this pass as romantic comedy and not creepy. 'It's all in the family' Yick! Has its' charms but a classic?
Enjoyable film in which Hepburn brings to life a lifeless script. The plot is a little misogynistic, with no-one batting an eyelid about a vivacious 22-year-old falling in love with a world-weary 55-year-old. Hepburn is a joy to watch, but Bogart acts like he'd rather be somewhere else.