Born Yesterday (film) Billie Dawn, a former Las Vegas showgirl and current mistress of millionaire Harry Brock, is forced into the political limelight of Washington, D.C. While Harry conducts “a little tax business” he finds Billie to be a social hindrance, so he hires savvy journalist Paul Verrall to make her over. In the process, Billie learns to think on her own, and to understand the importance of her own individuality. When she falls in love with her handsome mentor, she decides to take matters into her own hands for the first time in her life and stand up to Harry. Learning that all of Harry’s shady businesses are in her name, which gives her the real control, she turns the tables on him. Released on March 26, 1993. Directed by Luis Mandoki. A Hollywood Picture. 100 min. Stars Melanie Griffith (Billie Dawn), John Goodman (Harry Brock), Don Johnson (Paul Verrall), Edward Herrmann (Ed Devery). Based on the original Garson Kanin Broadway play from 1946, which starred Judy Holliday and Paul Douglas. Holliday repeated her performance in the 1950 screen version and won the Best Actress Academy Award. This remake was filmed partly on location at the Willard-Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., as well as at other local landmarks in our national capital, such as the Navy Memorial, Georgetown University, and the Library of Congress. Released on video in 1993.