FIVE favorite films of George Cukor

George Dewey Cukor was born on July 7, 1899. Had he been born superhuman (which, in terms of talent, he was), last Saturday would have been his 113th birthday. Though he was replaced as the director of the legendary 1939 film Gone with the Wind, Cukor would go on to become a legend in his own right, directing some of classic Hollywood’s best films and … Continue reading FIVE favorite films of George Cukor

Born Yesterday (1950)

Born Yesterday, based on the play by Garson Kanin and directed by George Cukor, stars Judy Holliday and William Holden. Holliday won an Oscar in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Billie Dawn, an ex-showgirl who is dating a big-shot tycoon named Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford). Soon after the couple arrives in Washington for Brock’s business dealings, Brock … Continue reading Born Yesterday (1950)