Breakfast at Tiffany's

Release Date: October 5th, 1961

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Mickey Rooney, Jose Luis de Villalonga, John McGiver

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Romantic comedy , Romance , Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Jurow-Shepherd

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Love triangle, Pursuit, Temptation, Love interest, Melodramatic, Emotional, Love, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    One of the great New York films, swathing the city in a layers of dewy love and glossy chic. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 78
    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle

    Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 80
    Emma CochraneEmpire

    Audrey Hepburn is delicious as Holly and the Henry Mancini score is in the class of elite soundtracks. [Review of re-release] show more

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Awards

Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Picture - Comedy
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Winner Music (Song)