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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 26 March 1993 (USA)
A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he ... See full summary »

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Benjamin C. Bradlee ...
Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
Sally Quinn ...
Beatrice Duffee
William Frankfather ...
Sen. Kelley
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Mrs. Hedges
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Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host
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Mrs. Kelley
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Sen. Duker
Mary Gordon Murray ...
Bindy Duker
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A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes apparent to the reporter that she isn't so stupid after all, and things become more complicated as she begins questioning the papers her sugar daddy keeps getting her to sign, and the reporter begins falling in love with her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated PG for language and a scene of abusive behavior | See all certifications »
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26 March 1993 (USA)  »

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$17,952,857 (USA)
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The Secretary of the Navy and his wife are played by retired Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee and his real-life wife, former Post reporter Sally Quinn. See more »

Goofs

Stage man quickly hides behind curtain in apartment on the left side of the screen. See more »

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Billie: But I've been thinking a lot lately about something my dad used to say: "Without knowledge, you're less than everybody." And I don't want to be less. I mean, I don't want to be better than anybody neither and I don't want to go above myself. I just want- I want to not be less.
Paul: Well, I'm afraid it's too late for that... cause you're already more than most people.
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Written by Dave Clark
Performed by The Dave Clark Five
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Records
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Surprisingly...not terrible
2 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Remake of the 1950 Judy Holliday/William Holden/Broderick Crawford hit farce, adapted from Garson Kanin's popular play, about millionaire businessman hiring a tutor for his dizzy girlfriend, which backfires when she becomes wise enough to know she's being played for a dupe. In the leads, Melanie Griffith, then-husband Don Johnson and John Goodman all have a propensity to lapse into shtick, but, for her part, Griffith is well-cast and very likable. The men have a harder time: Johnson is charmingly low-keyed in a dull role (the problems with it go back to the play) and Goodman works hard at being both vulgar and sympathetic. Not a complete success by any means, this update still hasn't figured out how to make the last act work (the plot mechanisms become congealed, the action becomes stagy and the finale is limp), but there are some nice laughs spread around and an occasionally witty flash of original thought. ** from ****


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