* AFIS100Years100Passions: #54
* BadExportForYou: Europe and Australia got the movie on Blu-Ray almost a year earlier than America did, albeit with no bonus features or widescreen option.
* BoxOfficeBomb: The remake is a mild version. Budget: $58 million. Box Office: $54 million.
* DyeHard: Creator/WilliamHolden had his hair lightened blonde for the role of David Larabee.
* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/HumphreyBogart was ''not'' a happy man during the making of this film, and his attitude rubbed off on everyone else after a while. Notably, he didn't get along at all with Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/BillyWilder and despised Creator/WilliamHolden. Bogart later apologized to Wilder for his behavior on-set, citing problems in his personal life.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Creator/HumphreyBogart is famous for playing hard-boiled, cynic, cool characters. Here, he plays the awkward, withdrawn workaholic Linus.
** Cynical Creator/BillyWilder seems like a surprising choice for the director/producer/co-writer of a modern (by fifties standards) fairy tale.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/WilliamHolden fell in love during the making of this film, but Hepburn broke off the relationship on learning that Holden could not have children.
* ScienceMarchesOn: 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.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In the remake, Linus catches up with Sabrina by taking the Concorde, which hasn't flown since 2003.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The role of Linus was originally meant for Creator/CaryGrant, who supposedly rejected the part because he did not want to carry an umbrella onscreen.
** Bogart wanted his wife Creator/LaurenBacall to play the title role.
* WorkingTitle: ''Sabrina Fair''. The title was changed in the US so audiences wouldn't link it with highbrow stories like ''Literature/VanityFair''. Paramount considered changing the film's title to ''The Chauffeur's Daughter''.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants:
** During production Billy Wilder was continuously working on the script. One day he asked Audrey Hepburn to feign illness so he would have enough time to finish the scene to be shot.
** Ernest Lehman, whom Paramount borrowed from MGM, worked frantically to complete the script during filming and eventually suffered a nervous breakdown. One scene was written during a lunch break and shot that afternoon in seventy-two takes.
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