Born Yesterday (1950)

d21aa-bornyesStarring Judy Holliday, William Holden, and Broderick Crawford, this semi-comedy is about a dumb blonde who becomes cultured with the help of a tutor. Billie starts out as the girl of a gruff an who has made a fortune in metal. They are in D.C. together and he is embarrassed because she does not know how to act around well to do people. He brings in a young journalist to tutor her and over time, her mind and outlook on life changes. She is no longer one to be trifled with and she finally sees things for what they are. There is no doubt that Judy Holiday gave a good performance, I just did not find the film all that funny. I would rather watch My Fair Lady or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington which seemed to share similar aspects with this film.

3.5/5 Stars

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