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Born Yesterday (Columbia 1950, Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford)



Judy Holliday at her best as the unschooled girlfriend of a domineering scrap-iron tycoon who hires egghead William Holden to tutor off the rough edges. Guess who falls in love? Based on Garson Kanin’s Broadway play.

Born Yesterday was remade in 1993 by director Luis Mandoki, with a cast headed by Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson.

Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture; Best Director ; Best Screenplay. Other awards include a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy: Judy Holliday.

production details
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

Director: George Cukor
Original Story:: Garson Kanin
Cinematography: Joseph Walker
Music: Frederick Hollander
Script: Albert Mannheimer

USA / Columbia / 103 minutes / 1950