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Born Yesterday (1950)

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Starring (View all)
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
Eddie
Larry Oliver Larry Oliver
Congressman Norval Hedges
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown
Anna Hedges
Grandon Rhodes Grandon Rhodes
Sanborn


Written by
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin
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An old classic

13 years, 2 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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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.
Release date: 1 February 1951
UPC: 043396014398
Tags: Comedy (6), Romance (4), Drama (2), Black & White (2), 1950s (2), 1950 (2), HQ (1), 50's (1), Best Lead Actress Oscar (1), Columbia Pictures (1), 501 Must-See (1), Talkies (1)
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" Notes: 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 only 10 years later after this movie because she was seriously talented and charismatic. Anyway, except for Holliday, the movie itself was actually nothing really amazi"


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" Amazon Prime- 1hr. 42min. First Viewing It's a bit too sitcom-y in it's humor, and a bit too pedestrian in it's politics, but Born Yesterday is a sweet, funny, and charming classic. While I wouldn't go as far as to say she deserved the 1950 Oscar (just look at the lineup there), Judy Holliday is a tornado of energy here. Her Bronx baby-doll voice, her comedic timing, the humanity she gives to a character that, easily, could've descended into parody; she runs away with an already strongly-tooled"


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