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Ambitious junk dealer Harry Brock (Crawford) is in love with smart but uneducated Billie Dawn (Holliday). He hires newspaperman Paul Verrall (Holden) to teach her the finer points of etiquette. During their sessions, they fall in love and Billie realizes how she has been used by Brock. She retaliates against him and gets to deliver that now-famous line: "Do me a favor, drop dead." Holliday is a solid gold charmer as the not-so-dumb blonde, in the role she originated in Garson Kanin's Broadway play. Remade in 1993.

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Etiquette, Adapted from a Play, Capitol Capers, Cinderella Stories, Dedicated Teachers
Screenplay
Albert Mannheimer
Cast
Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John, Frank Otto, Larry Oliver, Barbara Brown
Cinematography
Joseph Walker
Director
George Cukor
Music
Frederick "Friedrich" Hollander
Producer
Columbia Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1950: Actress (Holliday); Golden Globes 1951: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Holliday).

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