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Thursday November 15th 2018

Sabrina | 1995

Sabrina (1995) location: Pont des Arts, Paris
Sabrina (1995) location: the big clinch: Pont des Arts, Paris

The mansion of brothers Linus and David Larrabee (Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear) in this enjoyable, but unnecessary, remake of Billy Wilder’s 1954 original, is a private home built in 1929 for financier Junius Spencer Morgan, and not open to the public, Salutations, Salutation Road, off Danas Highway on West Island, Glen Cove.

Linus Larrabee whisks Sabrina (Julia Ormond) away to the family’s summer home on exclusive island resort Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts (famous as the location for Steven Spielberg’s Jaws).

The cottage itself (which belonged to singer Billy Joel) overlooks the fishing port of Chilmark on the island’s southwestern coast. The town to which they cycle is Vineyard Haven, over on the island’s northeastern coast.

Sabrina’s stay in Paris takes in the usual touristy locations of the elaborate Pont Alexandre III; the Place du Trocadero at the foot of the Eiffel Tower; the Louvre’s stunning glass pyramid (since featured in The Da Vinci Code); and Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur.

The final clinch is on the narrow, wooden Pont des Arts, just south of the Louvre, a location famously used in 1932’s Boudu SauvĂ© Des Eaux (remade by Hollywood as Down and Out in Beverly Hills), and more recently seen in The Bourne Identity.