Born Yesterday

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Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Monday 28th May 1951

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 20 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Judy Holliday as Emma 'Billie' Dawn, Broderick Crawford as Harry Brock, William Holden as Paul Verrall, Howard St. John as Jim Devery, Frank Otto as Eddie, Larry Oliver as Congressman Norval Hedges, Barbara Brown as Mrs. Hedges, Grandon Rhodes as Sanborn, Claire Carleton as Helen

Born Yesterday Movie Review

Judy Holliday is known almost exclusively for her Best Actress-winning performance in Born Yesterday, where her mega-ditz Billie Dawn wisens up with the help of a reporter (William Holden) hired by her boor of a fiancee (Broderick Crawford). All are exceptionally well-suited to their parts. The film is slow to start but it quickly and quietly picks up steam, as Billie starts to move the chess pieces her tycoon boyfriend used to. Fun and funny, with some fabulous verbal sparring.


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