Born Yesterday

Broderick Crawford and Judy Holliday battle over gin rummy. Photo courtesy of Columbia.

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, March 7, with “Born Yesterday,” from 1950. Now that he’s dealing with Washington politicians, shady junk man Broderick Crawford thinks his main squeeze Billie (Judy Holliday) needs wising up. He hires savvy reporter William Holden for the job. But Judy’s a quick study, and she learns more than Crawford had in mind.

For years Billie was convinced that all she wanted was a mink coat, and if she has two she’s satisfied. ‘Nuff said. But the longer reporter Holden helps her investigate Washington, history, politics and politicians, the more she realizes how little she knows, and how much she deserves. And the more she learns, the less influence boorish Crawford has over her.

Before Crawford can figure out what’s going on, Billie and her new beau have to get the goods on this crooked junk man. It’s not easy. But it’s possible. And a lot of fun to watch.

 “Priceless performance by rocketing Judy Holliday,” said The New York Times. “A masterpiece.”

Tickets: Free

Location: Auburn Library

350 Nevada St., Auburn.

Beecher Room

Info: 530-878-7938 or

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