Pygmalion (1938)

Synopsis
Later adapted as ‘My Fair Lady’, in George Bernard Shaw’s comedy of manners, Pygmalion Snobbish Professor Higgins has a wager with his friend Colonel Pickering that with the right instruction he can pass off cockney ‘gutter-snipe’ Eliza Doolittle as a ‘lady’ among high society. Taken under his wing Eliza is given rigorous coaching in elocution and manners in preparation for the ultimate test, her appearance at an ambassador’s reception.

Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard, who also stars in the film as Professor Higgins alongside Wendy Hiller as Eliza Doolittle.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1938
Subjects
Anthropology; Drama; Education; Languages
Keywords
social anthropology; social change; working classes

Credits

Director
Anthony Asquith
Producer
Gabriel Pascal
Writer
George Bernard Shaw
Cast
Leslie Howard 
Wendy Hiller 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
96 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
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