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Sabrina (1954) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder.

The film was based on the play Sabrina Fair written by Samuel A. Taylor performed at the National Theatre, NY & Royale Theatre, NY from Nov 11, 1953 - Aug 21, 1954.

Sabrina was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressAudrey HepburnNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray MoyerNominated
Best CinematographyCharles Lang, Jr.Nominated
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadWon
Best DirectorBilly WilderNominated
Best WritingBilly Wilder, Samuel Taylor, Ernest LehmanNominated
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Style Essentials--Audrey Hepburn's Costumes Cause the (Oscar) Drama in 1954's SABRINA

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On the set: “Sabrina” (1953) Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden

By Art on May 10, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

“Sabrina” is a 1954 comedy-romance film directed by Billy Wilder, adapted for the screen by Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, and Ernest Lehman from Taylor’s play Sabrina Fair. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden. “Sabrina” was Wilder’s las... Read full article


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Quotes from

Oliver Larrabee: All columnists should be beaten to a pulp and converted back into paper!


Sabrina Fairchild: All night long I've had the most terrible impulse to do something.
Linus Larrabee: Never resist an impulse, Sabrina. Especially if it's terrible.


Linus Larrabee: After all, this is the 20th century, Father.
Oliver Larrabee: Twentieth century? Why, I could pick a century out of a hat, blindfolded, and come up with a better one.


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Facts about

The original title of "Sabrina Fair" was reinstated in the UK due to well known TV personality, Sabrina (real name Norma Sykes) who became an icon simply by appearing on The Arthur Askey Show. Askey, at little over 5 feet tall got huge laughs just by standing next to the statuesque Sabrina, whose substantial bosom became her trade mark, never spoke any lines. The film distributors thought the momentary stardom of the Rubenesque Sabrina in the UK would mislead British audiences.
Many critics felt that Humphrey Bogart was miscast in the film, and that William Holden should have played Linus with a younger actor as David.
Co-stars Audrey Hepburn and William Holden fell in love during the making of this film, but Hepburn broke off the relationship on learning that Holden could not have children.
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