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Hardly the best of Cukor's films
on 7 November 2003
Hardly the best of Cukor's films although is often considered so. Judy Holliday is Broderick Crawford's girlfriend. He is a gangster aiming to greater deals with some politicians and he decide that she should improve herself with William Holden's help. He's a reporter, who soon decide to prive into the gangster's businesses.
Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her role here, beating Bette Davis, Anne Baxter (both for All About Eve) and Gloria Swanson (Sunset Blvd.) in one of the most unfair winnings I can remember - any of the other 3 should have won. Still, the film is enjoyable, with William Holden as the leading man, giving his part a more dubious shadow than other actors might have. But to me the true star of the film is Broderick Crawford as Holliday's gangster lover.
The DVD presents a rather good copy, with only a trailer as a major extra.