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Born Yesterday

01439

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 Entertainment
Format: DVD
Language: English

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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.

Synopsis

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.

Details
Language Usage   Subtitled
Release Language   English
Color   B&W
Area   
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
Rating Reason   
Parental Advisory   
cast & Crew
George Cukor - Oscar-winning American director, MY FAIR LADY
Broderick Crawford - American actor
Howard St. John - American Character Actor
Albert Mannheimer - Screenwriter
Garson Kanin - Actor/screenwriter/playwright, ADAM'S RIB
Joseph Walker - American Director Of Photography
Frederick Hollander -
Frank Otto - American Actor, BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
Barbara Brown - Actress
Grandon Rhodes - American Supporting Actor
Claire Carleton -
Charles Cane - Actor/"Native Son"
Helen Eby-Rock - American supporting actress
Mike Mahoney - American character actor
Harry Horner - Prod. Designer/Director
William Kiernan - Set Decorator
Jean Louis - Costume Designer

Reviews & Awards
Academy Awards Best Actress Winner 1950