Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Born Yesterday (1950)

Directed by George Cukor

Starring Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John


Slow. An incredibly slow start for what is supposed to be a comedy. Maybe a couple of funny moments, but that’s it. That card-playing scene was OK. I like the way she talks. A few dated lines that wouldn’t work today, like “pulled a boner”. If this movie was at all realistic, that last line would have gotten them a ticket. Why the title?

More like a political commentary than a comedy. A lot of emphasis on the freedom documents (the “Right to Bear Arms” is emphasized). Interesting line, “It’s a free country. That’s what you think.” There’s that swastika wallpaper again. The most interesting quote is “A world full of ignorant people is dangerous to live in.” I agree.

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