BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
Judy Holliday won the 1950 Best Actress Academy Award® for her brilliant and hilarious performance as Billie Dawn, the "dumb blonde" girlfriend of Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford), a corrupt millionaire junk dealer. Brock, a man with social ambitions and a willingness to do anything to fulfill them, is embarrassed by Billie's crass behavior and lack of social sophistication. So he arranges for her to take a crash course in culture from a handsome, young journalist (William Holden). Billie blossoms under his kind tutelage and becomes increasingly aware of her role as a pawn in Brock's crooked business deals. Tensions mount with Brock when Billie suddenly refuses to cooperate in his scheme in this screen classic with unforgettable performances. (Note courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing.) DIR George Cukor; SCR Albert Mannheimer, from a play by Garson Kanin; PROD S. Sylvan Simon. U.S., 1950, b&w, 103 min. NOT RATED
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