Born Yesterday has ratings and 15 reviews. Sheri said: If I had read this a few years ago, I would have thought it was reasonably accurate. Unfortuna. Born Yesterday. by Garson Kanin. Full Length Play, Comedy / 12m, 4f. This famous comedy enjoyed one of the longest runs in history. The vulgar, egotistic. : Born Yesterday: Comedy in 3 Acts (): Garson Kanin: Books.

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Saw the play yfsterday Broadway in June and read the script soon after. Rita rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Born Yesterday play by Garson Kanin.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Byron Brubaker rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Refresh and try again. Mar 25, Dave rated it liked it Shelves: New York Times [6]. Harry becomes disgusted with Billie’s ignorance and lack of manners, though his are much worse.

Born Yesterday: Comedy in 3 Acts

Additional Info The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. Observing tourists at the Lincoln MemorialCukor noticed that sightseers would chew gum and give works of art a cursory glance, if any at all.

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Charmed by Paul Verrall, the investigative reporter who is sent to interview him, Harry hires the upright, idealistic newspaper man to educate Billie, hoping that she will acquire enough class and social polish to prevent embarrassment.

Hesterday Ticket Hot Sellers. Although the film was clearly written for a mature audience, Kanin and Cukor were forced to amend the film to appease censors.

The play is fantastic, too. Born Yesterday original film poster. Freedom rated it really liked it Mar 07, During World War II he produced and directed several docu However, Cukor stood his ground, and the line made it into the final cut.

Born Yesterday: Comedy in 3 Acts by Garson Kanin

For the film version, see Born Yesterday film. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The censors also requested that Cukor avoid any suggestion that Billie was trying to get Paul in bed.

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She finds the courage to take on the big guy that so often the captured woman does not have garsin sticks it to him for all repressed.


But in Hollywood movies, sightseers invariably were shown standing in rapt attention.

A comedy in the classical sense. Webarchive template wayback links Commons category link is on Wikidata. And the story is just plain fun! I wish there were more characters to allow for a larger ensemble cast, especially since most of the smaller characters are only bit parts with a few or no lines at all.

This precipitates a crisis, as Billie readies to leave Harry for a new life of her own. Born Yesterday is a American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukorbased on the stage play of the yestreday name by Garson Kanin.

Comedy in 3 Acts by Garson Kanin. Vanessa rated it liked it Dec 11, Works by Garson Kanin.

However, the project was put on the shelf for months because of casting problems.