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George Cukor's Born Yesterday on Arrow Academy Blu-ray in January

12 October 2018

From one of the truly legendary directors of the Hollywood’s golden era, George Cukor (My Fair Lady, The Philadelphia Story), comes the beloved comedy-classic Born Yesterday.

Judy Holliday (Bells Are Ringing) gives an unforgettable, Oscar-winning performance as Billie Dawn, the ‘dumb blonde’ girlfriend of corrupt millionaire junkyard tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford – All The King’s Men, Il Bidone). A man with social ambitions, Harry is embarrassed by Billie’s uncouth behaviour and lack of social refinement, so he sends her on a crash course in culture with young journalist Paul Verrall (William Holden – Network, The Bridge on the River Kwai). Billie proves to be an able student in lessons of life and love, whilst also becoming all too aware of her partner’s crooked business dealings. Emboldened by her new education, she stands up to Harry and his bad ways.

Acclaimed for its delectably witty screenplay (based on Garson Kanin's smash-hit Broadway production) Born Yesterday is a tour de force of comic acting, which boasts sizzling performances from its main players and pitch-perfect direction from Cukor. The film is presented here for the first time in stunning High Definition, with a selection of informative and entertaining extras.

Born yesterday Blu-ray cover art

Born Yesterday arrives on UK Blu-ray as a Special Edition on 21 January on the Arrow Academy label at the RRP of £24.99.

Special Edition contents:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Yesterday Today – a newly-filmed video appreciation by film critic Geoff Andrew
  • Remembering Judy Holliday – the academic Richard Dyer celebrates the Oscar-winning actress
  • Da na na... BUH-BOOM! – a new video essay on the film by critic David Cairns
  • Image gallery
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ignatius Fitzpatrick
  • First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Pamela Hutchinson