Sabrina

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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