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Title:
Born yesterday
Author:
Cukor, George, 1899-1983.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Burbank, CA] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A corrupt millionaire junk dealer, embarrassed by his girlfriend's lack of social sophistication, arranges to have her trained in a crash course in "culture." He is surprised and outraged when after becoming aware of her role as pawn in his crooked business deals, she refuses to cooperate.
General Note:
From the play by Garson Kanin.

Videodisc release of a 1951 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780767821674
UPC:
043396014398
Format :
DVD

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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, Rovi


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