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Born Yesterday

Not rated, 103 min. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., May 11, 2000

Judy Holliday steals the show as the dumb blonde whose gangster boyfriend wants her to acquire some culture, so he hires her a tutor. Needless to say, the plan backfires and dumb blondes are rarely as dumb as they seem. The timing of this revival is also handy in that Woody Allen’s new movie, Small Time Crooks, which opens next week, owes more than a little to this comic predecessor.

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