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Born Yesterday

1950 Rated NR 1hr 42m

Boorish business tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford) fears that ditsy fiancée Billie Dawn (Judy Holliday) will prove an embarrassment in the presence of politicos he wants to influence, so he hires a reporter (William Holden) to tutor the ostensibly brainless blonde in the political and social graces. Brock gets more than he bargained for, however, when the journalist transforms Billie into the backroom dealmaker's most formidable foe.

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Movie Details

1951 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Laughs
1951 Academy Award®
  • Best Actress: Judy Holliday
  • Best Costume Design Black and White nominee
  • Best Director nominee: George Cukor
  • Best Writing nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


Portuguese, English, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Simplified, Thai, Korean

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

filmed in B&W, production notes , trailer(s) , cast and crew information