Born Yesterday


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Genre: Comedies
Director: George Cukor - Oscar-winning American director, MY FAIR LADY
Theatrical Release: 1950
Rated: Not Rated
Length: 103 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

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, Holliday won an Academy Award for her priceless portrayal of a "dumb but savvy" blonde who outsmarts the man who attempts to control her. Junk tycoon Harry Crock (Broderick Crawford) uses his ignorant and naive mistress, ex-chorus girl Billy Dawn (Holliday), as a front for his shady deals but finds himself embarrassed to travel in Washington society with his illiterate paramour. Crock hires a journalist (William Holden) who agrees to educate Billy. Holliday is delightful in her transformation to a woman of intellect and culture; the Pygmalion-like story is filled with laughs and sexual innuendo. Billy is an apt pupil and the brutish Crock is the loser in the love game in this appealing, deft film.;

Language Usage   Subtitled
Release Language   English
Color   B&W
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   N
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   N
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   N
Letterboxed   N
Extra Info   Subtitled in Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Grandon Rhodes - American Supporting Actor
Howard St. John - American Character Actor
Claire Carleton -
Charles Cane - Actor/"Native Son"
George Cukor - Oscar-winning American director, MY FAIR LADY
Harry Horner - Prod. Designer/Director
Garson Kanin - Actor/screenwriter/playwright, ADAM'S RIB
Joseph Walker - American Director Of Photography
Frederick Hollander -
Jean Louis - Costume Designer
William Kiernan - Set Decorator
Albert Mannheimer - Screenwriter
Barbara Brown - Actress
Frank Otto - American Actor, BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
Helen Eby-Rock - American supporting actress
Mike Mahoney - American character actor
Academy Awards Best Actress Winner 1950

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