Born yesterday

United States, 1951

Film
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Classic Hollywood comedy starring Judy Holliday and William Holden. Judy’s riotous performance as Billy Dawn, the clever ‘dumb blonde’, won her the 1951 Academy Award. Billy, her shady boyfriend and all his thugs move to a Washington hotel to begin wheeling and dealing in the political scene. To get her out of his way, and make her a little more cultured, and dignified, Billy’s gangster boyfriend (Broderick Crawford) hires Holden to teach her. Hilarious scenes and famous lines dot this film which has remained unforgettably and indelibly in the minds of audiences the world over. Based on the stage play by Garson Kanin.

Credits

director

George Cukor

producer

S. Sylvan Simon

production company

Columbia Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:43:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39162

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Screwball comedies

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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