Born Yesterday

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Judy Holliday won the 1950 Best Actress Oscar(r) for her brilliant and funny role as Billie Dawn, thedumb blonde girlfriend of Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford), a corrupt millionaire junk dealer. Brock, a man with social ambitions and a willingness to... read more
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Judy Holliday won the 1950 Best Actress Oscar(r) for her brilliant and funny role as Billie Dawn, thedumb 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. Brockis surprised and outraged when Billie suddenly refuses to cooperate any longer. This is a classic with unforgettable performances.

Original Release

12/25/1950

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Cast

Judy Holliday Billie Dawn
Broderick Crawford Harry Brock
William Holden Paul Verrall
Howard St. John Jim Devery
Frank Otto Eddie
Larry Oliver Congressman Norval Hedges
Barbara Brown Anna Hedges
Grandon Rhodes Sanborn
Claire Carleton Helen
Charles Cane Policeman
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Directors

George Cukor

Writers

Garson Kanin, Albert Mannheimer

Cast

Producers

Editors

Charles Nelson

1951 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1951 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1951 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1951 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Nominated
1951 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1951 Golden Globe Best Director Nominated
1951 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1951 Golden Globe Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Won
1951 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
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