5 comments on “Sabrina (1954)

  1. Good review. I’m afraid that I just didn’t buy the pairing of Bogie and Hepburn on screen. Bogie was never the handsomest of men. Add to that him being about 30 years older than her and it killed my suspension of disbelief that she could actually be attracted to him. It’s interesting that they kept the similar age difference in the remake with Harrison Ford and Juliette Binoche.

    • Yeah I feel biased when I say Hepburn should have ended up with Holden at the end but it’s true that Bogie definitely doesn’t work not just in terms of age but because I never felt Bogie as the caring sensitive soul they try to make him at the end. My mother swears Harrison Ford did a better job but I love this version too much.

  2. Good review. I think if i had seen this movie when I was a kid, I would have been a huge fan. But I saw it for the first time just a couple years ago, and I wasn’t impressed. I like Audrey Hepburn okay, but I thought Sabrina was a bit silly. And talk about bad casting! I love Bogey as much as the next man (or more), but this was just not a good fit. Not a bad movie, overall, but maybe not my favorite. Thanks for posting!

    • I will say I’m not a huge Hepburn fan myself (I hate Breakfast at Tiffany’s) but I do like her here, not love but like. For me it’s a great fairy tale movie and while silly it’s a better romance than what gets churned out now. Yeah the Bogey casting doesn’t work but remember he was a last-second replacement for Grant. For me it’s all about William Holden!

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