Born Yesterday

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Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn.

  1. Albert Mannheimer


  2. Garson Kanin


  3. George Cukor


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  1. Judy Holliday

    Judy Holliday

    Emma 'Billie' Dawn

  2. Broderick Crawford

    Broderick Crawford

    Harry Brock

  3. William Holden

    William Holden

    Paul Verrall

  4. Howard St. John

    Howard St. John

    Jim Devery

  5. FO

    Frank Otto


  6. LO

    Larry Oliver

    Congressman Norval Hedges

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 25, 1950



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Possibly the most endearing "dumb blonde" ever?

Judy Holliday rightly won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of dumb blonde kept woman Billie Dawn, a role she successfully played on Broadway in the stage show production. Yet to only mention her would be doing a disservice to the films other strengths as it has many to justify it being labelled a classic of its time.

Billie Dawn is the girlfriend of scrap metal magnate Harry Brock, she's not that bright and Brock uses her as a front for some less than honest dealings. Sure he cares but his treatment of her borders on the repulsive wh... read the rest.

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