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Pygmalion (1938)

96 min - Drama, Comedy, Romance - 6 October 1938
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Henry Higgins is an upper class phonetics professor who encounters low-class guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle and bets his friend Colonel Pickering that he can pass her off as a duchess within three months.

Writers:  George Bernard Shaw
Stars:  Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr, Scott Sunderland, Jean Cadell, David Tree, Everley Gregg, Leueen MacGrath, Esme Percy, Violet Vanbrugh, Iris Hoey, Viola Tree, Irene Browne, Kate Cutler

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Storyline

Henry Higgins is an upper class phonetics professor who encounters low-class guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle and bets his friend Colonel Pickering that he can pass her off as a duchess within three months.



Tagline: He picked up a girl from the gutter - and changed her into a glamorous society butterfly ! . . . See Wendy Hiller, new star discovery, in this amazing role !

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  6 October 1938

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Gabriel Pascal Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Leslie Howard {“Professor Henry Higgins”}
ACTRESS — Wendy Hiller {“Eliza Doolittle”}
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
WRITING (Screenplay) — Screenplay and Dialogue by George Bernard Shaw; Adaptation by W. P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis, Ian Dalrymple – WON


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