Pygmalion

United Kingdom, 1938

Film
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When Bernard Shaw saw this film of his play Pygmalion, he said to Wendy Hiller who plays Eliza Doolittle, “You’ve nearly wiped my old play off the map.” And you will be impressed and moved by her wonderful portrayal of one of the most famous characters in 20th century theatre. Leslie Howard who co-directed the film with Anthony Asquith, gives a fresh, witty and incisive performance as Professor Higgins.

Credits

co-director

Leslie Howard

Anthony Asquith

producer

Gabriel Pascal

production company

Pascal Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:36:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

35348

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

Music & Performing Arts → Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

People → Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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