Trivia / Sabrina

  • AFIS 100 Years 100 Passions: #54
  • Dye Hard: William Holden had his hair lightened blonde for the role of David Larabee.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Humphrey Bogart is famous for playing hard-boiled, cynic, cool characters. Here, he plays the awkward, withdrawn workaholic Linus.
    • Cynical Billy Wilder seems like a surprising choice for the director/producer/co-writer of a modern (by fifties standards) fairy tale.
  • Retroactive Recognition: In a blink-and-you'll-miss it cameo, Paul Giamatti is the servant in the remake who said he assumed Linus was gay.
  • Science Marches On: When Sabrina tells the Baron that wanting David to love her feels as difficult as reaching for the moon, he tells her that people have started building rockets to reach the moon.
  • Troubled Production: Humphrey Bogart was not a happy man during the making of this film, and his attitude rubbed off on everyone else after a while.
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • The original has a few lines of now-old-fashioned dialogue (see Science Marches On and Have a Gay Old Time), some cars that now look vintage, and a scene in which Sabrina calls Linus' office via a telephone booth in the building's lobby.
    • In the remake, Linus catches up with Sabrina by taking the Concorde, which hasn't flown since 2003.
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