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Born Yesterday

Upwardly mobile gangster Broderick Crawford hires professor William Holden to teach his mistress, Judy Holliday, how to talk like a high-class dame (1950). George Cukor directed, a little impersonally for him. The focus of Garson Kanin's script is on the tender soul that lies under Holliday's platinum exterior, but she's not as much fun when she stops playing tough. Cukor had a second chance at the story when he made My Fair Lady, and did better with it.

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