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?
No poor girl was ever called democratic for marrying a rich man. This one is a bit gentler than Wilder's other movies, and it lacks the sense of urgency found in Ace in the Hole and The Apartment, but it's such a lovely work. It really is easy to fall in love with this movie.
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.
the creepy 50s, pairing 18-year-old girls with 55-year-old pensioners.. because oh they're so rich, that suddenly their saggy bottoms don't matter anymore. Gave 2 stars because Audrey is all charm, but otherwise I fail to see anything positive about this film.