Sabrina (1954 film)

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Sabrina is a 1954 film about a playboy who becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur. However, it is his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Directed by Billy Wilder. Written by Billy Wilder and Ernest Lehman, based on Samuel Taylor's play Sabrina Fair.
All's fair in love . . . with Sabrina Fair and her men!taglines

Sabrina Fairchild

  • [voiceover] I have learned so many things, Father. Not just how to make vichyssoise or calf's head with sauce vinaigrette, but a much more important recipe. I have learned how to live, how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, never again run away from life, or from love, either.

Linus Larrabee

  • Paris is for lovers. Maybe that's why I stayed only 35 minutes.


Baron St. Fontanel: You're in love. And I will venture to go a step further, you are unhappily in love.
Sabrina: Does it show?
Baron St. Fontanel: Very clearly. A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven. Am I correct?
Sabrina: Yes. But I'm trying to get over it.
Baron St. Fontanel: Why try to get over it? You speak of love like it was a bad cough.
Sabrina: He doesn't even know I exist. I might as well be reaching for the moon.
Baron St. Fontanel: The moon? [laughs] You young people, you are so old-fashioned! Have you not heard? We are building rockets to reach the moon!

Sabrina: But don't you see, Father? Everything has changed!
Father: Nothing has changed. He's still David Larrabee, and you're still the chauffeur's daughter. And you're still reaching for the moon.
Sabrina: No, Father. The moon is reaching for me.

[Linus and Sabrina are dancing]
Linus: Sabrina?
Sabrina: Mmm?
Linus: If David were here now, you'd expect him to kiss you, wouldn't you?
Sabrina: Mmm.
Linus: Here's a kiss from David. [They kiss] It's all in the family.

Linus: How do you say in French, "My sister has a yellow pencil"?
Sabrina: "Ma sœur a un crayon jaune."
Linus: How do you say, "My brother has a lovely girl"?
Sabrina: "Mon frère a une gentille petite amie."
Linus: And how do you say, "I wish I were my brother"?


  • All's fair in love . . . with Sabrina Fair and her men!
  • ...the chauffeur's daughter who learned her stuff in Paris!


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