Born Yesterday

"Excellent"

Born Yesterday 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.


Born Yesterday

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Monday 28th May 1951

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 20 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: S. Sylvan Simon

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

Also starring:

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