Judy Holliday (The Marrying Kind) won the 1950 Best Actress Oscar for her brilliant and funny role as Billie Dawn the dumb blonde girlfriend of Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford - All The King's Men) a corrupt millionaire junk dealer. Brock a man with social ambitions and a willingness to do anything to fulfil them is embarrassed by Billie's crass behaviour and lack of social sophistication. So he arranges for her to take a crash course in culture from a young journalist (William Holden - The Bridge on the River Kwai). Billie blossoms under his kind tutelage and becomes increasingly aware of her role as a pawn in Brock's crooked business deals. Brock is surprised and outraged when Billie suddenly refuses to cooperate any longer. This is a classic comedy with an unforgettable performance.