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Born Yesterday (1950)

Born Yesterday
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Judy Holliday Judy Holliday
Billie Dawn
Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford
Harry Brock
William Holden William Holden
Paul Verrall
Howard St. John Howard St. John
Jim Devery
Frank Otto Frank Otto
Larry Oliver Larry Oliver
Congressman Norval Hedges
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown
Anna Hedges
Grandon Rhodes Grandon Rhodes

Written by
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin
Albert Mannheimer Albert Mannheimer


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An old classic

7 years, 5 months ago at Mar 16 9:02
Since this movie is pretty much a classic, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, even though it wasn’t bad, I have to admit that I seriously had a hard time to care about the damned thing. At least, Judy Hollyday did look gorgeous and she definitely gave a very good performance (she even won at the time the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role) . It is quite a shame she would stop... read more
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Description: Judy Holliday is a riot as the blissfully ignorant girlfriend of a controlling scrap iron tycoon (Broderick Crawford) who hires journalist William ... Full DescriptionHolden to tutor her to smooth out the rough edges. Yet the tables get turned in this winning romantic comedy on just who-is-controlling-whom. BORN YESTERDAY is based on Garson Kanin's Broadway play in which Holliday also starred; she won an Oscar for her film role. Judy Holliday reprises her Broadway role in this fresh and entertaining comedy based on Garson Kanin's play, directed by George Cukor. Although reputedly not the first choice for the film role, Hol ... (more)
Release date: 1 February 1951
UPC: 043396014398
Tags: Comedy (6), Romance (4), Drama (2), Black & White (2), 1950s (2), 1950 (2), HQ (1), Talkies (1), 501 Must-See (1), Best Lead Actress Oscar (1), 50's (1)
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"Adapted from the popular stage play by Garson Kanin, 'Born Yesterday' retained its Broadway star Judy Holliday in the lead role of Billie Dawn, the girlfriend of a corrupt, bullying tycoon, who is assigned a tutor to teach her proper etiquette. But reportedly Holliday initially turned down the opportunity to reprise the role on screen, leading to names such as Rita Hayworth, Gloria Grahame, Jean Arthur and Lana Turner being mentioned in relation to the part. Fortunately for everyone, Holliday wa"

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