Review: Wealthy brothers become interested for their chauffeur’s innocent daughter. It is the more series brother who would be more suited for her.
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker, Francis X. Bushman and Ellen Corby
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Drama and Romance
I could say that this is a Cinderella story about a chauffeur’s daughter. There is just no fairy godmother. It is said that Paramount considered changing the film’s title to The Chauffeur’s Daughter. This is a masterpiece of romantic comedy. It is a film that is so funny, so sophisticated and also so technically polished. All the performances are faultless and they all look so radiant. They are all so perfectly cast. Apparently Humphrey Bogart was a last minute replacement. Cary Grant was originally cast but supposedly rejected the part because he did not want to carry an umbrella onscreen. Both actors Bogart and William Holden couldn’t stand each other. Bogart disapproved of Audrey Hepburn and wanted his wife Lauren Bacall. William Holden and Audrey Hepburn both fell in love with each other while making this film. Hepburn called off the relationship once she found out that he couldn’t have children. There has already been a re-make of this in 1995 starring Harrison Ford. There will probably be another re-make of this in the future but to me you can’t beat the 1954 original. The themes that are present are love, society and class. At the Academy Awards in 1955 this won one Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White. At the Golden Globe Awards in 1955 this won for Best Screenplay.