Born Yesterday (1950)

Find Movie Theaters & Showtimes

for
near
Set your location to find movies & theaters nearby
in
Hmm... we couldn't find any showtimes for this date and location.

Videos & Photos

  • Official Trailer

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Garson Kanin's Broadway hit was transferred to the screen with only a few passing nods to the stricter censorship required by films. Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her portrayal of Billie Dawn, a strident, dim-bulbed ex-chorus girl who is the mistress of millionaire junk tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford). In Washington to put a few senators and congressmen in his pocket (the better to lay the groundwork for an illegal cartel), the rude-and-crude Brock realizes that the unrefined Billie will prove an embarrassment. Thus he hires idealistic but impoverished Paul Verrell (William Holden) to pump some intelligence and class into Billie. Paul does his job too well; by awakening Billie's social and political consciousness, he turns the girl into Brock's most formidable foe in his efforts to buy influence in DC. Along the way Paul and Billie fall in love.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Cast

  • Judy Holliday
  • Broderick Crawford
  • William Holden
  • Howard St. John
  • Frank Otto
  • Larry Oliver
  • Barbara Brown
  • Grandon Rhodes
  • Claire Carleton
  • Chet Brandenburg

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • In his autobiography, Garson Kanin wrote that Harry Cohn paid the record $1 million for the films rights because he had heard that Kanin said he "wouldn't sell the rights to Harry Cohn for any amount - not even a million dollars."
See more »

Goofs

  • While visiting the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, Paul Verral explains to Billie Dawn that the country's whole government is based on "these three pieces of paper." In reality, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights were written on vellum, or parchment, which is made of stretched and treated animal skin.
See more »

Quotes

    • Paul: A world full of ignorant people is too dangerous to live in.
See more »
Movie details provided by

Atom User Reviews

No one has posted a user review yet.

Metacritic