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Status: Released

Runtime: 103

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Language: en

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Content Score: 100

5.3/10 (13 votes)


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.


It's Here AT LAST!


Director: George Cukor
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Judy Holliday

Judy Holliday
as Emma 'Billie' Dawn

Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford
as Harry Brock

William Holden

William Holden
as Paul Verrall

Howard St. John

Howard St. John
as Jim Devery

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A review 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.