Breakfast at Tiffany's

Synopsis: Holly Golightly is a flighty Manhattan party girl, who expects "money for the powder room as well as for cab fare" for her companionship. She has even gotten a lucrative once weekly job to visit notorious convict Sally Tomato in Sing Sing, she needing to report back to Sally's lawyer the weather report that Sally tells her as proof of her visits with him in return for payment. Her aspirations for glamor and wealth are epitomized by the comfort she feels at Tiffany's, the famous high end jewelry retailer where she believes nothing can ever go wrong. Her resolve for this wealth is strengthened, if not changed slightly in focus, upon news from home. Into Holly's walk-up apartment building and thus her life is Paul Varjak, a writer who Holly states reminds her of her brother Fred, who she has not seen in years and who is currently enlisted in the army. The two quickly become friends in their want for something outside of their current lot. Paul's situation is closer to Holly's than he woul
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations.
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115 min

Nothing, except I can never remember

when it's coming up.


I generally just don't go to bed at all

because I have to be up to catch

the 10:

And they're so particular

about visiting hours.

Would you be a darling

and look under the bed

and see if you can find

a pair of alligator shoes?


I've got to do something

about the way I look.

I mean, a girl just can't go to Sing Sing

with a green face.

Sing Sing?

Yes, I always thought it was

a ridiculous name for a prison.

Sing Sing, I mean. It sounds more like it

should be an opera house or something.

Black alligator.

You know, all the visitors make an effort

to look their best. It's only fair.

Actually, it's very touching, all the

women wearing their prettiest things.

I just love them for it.

And I love the kids, too.

I mean the kids the wives bring.

It should be sad seeing kids there,

but it isn't.

They all have ribbons in their hair

and lots of shine on their shoes.

You'd think there was going to be

ice cream.

Now, as I understand it,

what we're doing is getting you ready

-to visit somebody at Sing Sing.

-That's right.

You can always tell what kind of person

a man really thinks you are

by the earrings he gives you.

I must say, the mind reels.

May I ask whom?

Whom what?

Oh, whom I go to visit, you mean?

I guess that's what I mean.

I don't know

that I should even discuss it.

Well, they never told me

not to tell anyone.

You must cross your heart

and kiss your elbow.

I'll try.

You probably read about him.

His name's Sally Tomato.

Sally Tomato?

Well, don't look so shocked.

They could never prove for a second

that he was even part of the Mafia,

much less head of it, my dear.

The only thing they did prove was

that he cheated his income tax a little.

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George Axelrod

George Axelrod (June 9, 1922 – June 21, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, best known for his play, The Seven Year Itch (1952), which was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's and also adapted Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate (1962). more…

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