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Global Cinderella: Sabrina (1954), Hollywood, and Postwar Internationalism

From: Cinema Journal
41, Number 4, Summer 2002
pp. 27-51 | 10.1353/cj.2002.0016



Discourses on U.S. postwar foreign policy have found their way into Hollywood fare, particularly Billy Wilder's Cinderella films, such as Sabrina (1954). These films cast the period's gendered, dominant foreign policy discourses in the terms of the Hollywood Cinderella romance: orphan Europe can be seduced by American assistance.