Synopsis: Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire with no time for a wife and family. David is all play -- technically employed in the family business but never showing up for work, spending all his time entertaining, and having been married and divorced three times. Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but whom David hardly notices till she goes away to Paris for two years and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds she's captured David's attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself also falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Billy Wilder
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min


What are you doing here?

Just checking the spark plugs.

The what?

Father was worried

because a spark plug was missing.

I wanted to find out

which one it was.

So you started the motors

and closed the doors?

- I didn't want to disturb anyone.

- You might never have done so again.

- Does your father know?

- No! I wanted to surprise him.

We'd better get out.

There now. Breathe deep.

That's right. Now, deep breath.

- What happened?

- You passed out.

I'm alright.

You don't have to carry me.

Of all the idiotic things...

Haven't you ever heard of carbon

monoxide? It kills people.

It does?

What would have happened

if I hadn't come along?

I'd have died.

And fast. Eight cars!

One would have done it.

Good thing Mrs. Van Horn

asked me to drive her home.

Mrs. Van Horn? Gretchen's mother?

- Why didn't she drive her home?

- We can't find Gretchen.

- She...

- She what?


The next time you start a car, leave

the garage doors open. Understand?

A chauffeur's daughter

should know better.

Yes, sir.

Bonjour, mesdames et messieurs!

Yesterday we have learnt

the correct way how to boil water.

Today we will learn the correct way

how to crack an egg.

Voil, an egg!

Now an egg is not a stone.

It is not made of wood.

It is a living thing with a heart.

So when we crack it

we must not torment it.

We must be merciful and execute it

quickly, like with the guillotine.

It is done with one hand.

Kindly watch the wrist.

Voil. One, two, three, crack!

You see? It is all in the wrist.

And now, everybody, take an egg.

One, two, three, crack!

New egg.

One, two, three, crack!

New egg. One, two, three, crack!

Take an egg. Crack!

The wrist, huh? Like a whip.

You watch.

One, two, three, crack! New egg.

"Dear Father, or Cher Papa

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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