Sunday, February 27, 2011


Humphrey Bogart is a dull businessman, William Holden is his younger, playboy brother. Both are part of a wealthy family on Long Island. Audrey Hepburn is Sabrina, the chauffeur's daughter, who gets their attention when she comes back from two years in Paris. Directed by Billy Wilder.

A timeless classic, and Hepburn at her most beautiful. You could probably turn down the sound and still be able to enjoy the film just for the elegance of it's black and white compositions on the screen. What modern comedy can you say that about? It's another film I remember seeing on tv as a kid, so some nostalgic feelings might be involved. Humphrey Bogart is a bit too old for his part. At least it is acknowledged in the script, Bogart at some point looking at Hepburn and saying, If I were ten years younger... I can't help but imagine how the film would have been if the first choice for the older brother, Cary Grant, had done the part. Grant and Holden could actually pass for brothers, Bogart and Holden... not so much.


  1. y a eu un remake de ce film avec Harrison Ford je crois, si mes souvenirs sont bons...

  2. Oui, c'est correct, mais je l'ai pas vu.