Episode 142: Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina”
A discussion of Billy Wilder’s 1954 film “Sabrina.” (00:43:02)
In 1954, Billy Wilder adapted another play for the big screen. “Sabrina” took a young actress named Audrey Hepburn and launched her into Hollywood and she quickly became a household name because of her grace, style, and sheer beauty. “Sabrina” is a classic film and is the prototype for the modern romantic comedy. It was deemed fit for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2002.
What is it about Aubrey Hepburn that makes her so alluring to moviegoers? How did casting help or hinder the overall success of the film “Sabrina?” And did the age difference between Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, and Humphrey Bogart matter to why “Sabrina” works as a film?
Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina” is the subject of episode 142 of the AuteurCast…