Continuity mistake: Sabrina calls Linus from the lobby public phone and he leaves the phone close to the tickets. The next scene shows the phone on top of the tickets, even though the office is empty and no one has had the chance to move them.

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Continuity mistake: Sabrina arrives at the Larrabees' party with a black, lacy handkerchief in her hand. When she starts dancing cheek-to-cheek with David, the handkerchief hangs down gracefully from their joined hands. The camera briefly cuts to his mother and his supposed-to-be mother-in-law, and when it cuts back to them the handkerchief is stuffed into her glove. (She could have done that in between, but then she would have had to let him go, and the intimate way they are dancing doesn't suggest that at all.) (00:44:15)


Continuity mistake: Sabrina's slightly unruly hairdo is a continuity problem throughout the movie. This is especially noticeable in the sequence which starts with her calling Linus in his office from the lobby, and ends with her leaving the office after learning about his plot. When she makes the call her bangs are full and fluffy, but in the office they look rather cemented and change from shot to shot. (01:34:55)


Continuity mistake: When Linus goes to the tennis court in place of David to meet Sabrina, he pours champagne for Sabrina and himself and they start to dance, each holding a glass. The next shot the glasses are gone from their hands. At first glance I thought glasses left set completely. Upon further observation noticed they are on the floor under the tennis net.

Other mistake: Sabrina attempts suicide by starting the engines of all eight cars in the Larrabees' garage. When Linus comes and rescues her he first turns the engines off, and when he is through with only half the noise dies already. (00:15:25)


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Thomas Fairchild: I like to think of life as a limousine. Though we are all riding together, we must remember our places. There's a front seat and a back seat and a window in between.
Linus Larrabee: Fairchild, I never realised it before, but you're a terrible snob.
Thomas Fairchild: Yes, sir.

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Question: Toward the end of the movie, when David walks into Linus' office and asks him if Miss McCardle has to be there. Doesn't Linus address her as Miss McCarthy?

Answer: I've seen this movie numerous times over the years. Linus always addresses his secretary as "Miss McCardle."

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Linus does call her Mrs. McCarthy about 11 minutes before the end of the movie. I checked several times. It's true. It's a mistake.

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