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Pygmalion

Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard

 
Pygmalion (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1938
  • 96 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #85

Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a “proper lady” in a mere six months in this delightful comedy of bad manners, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. This Academy Award–winning inspiration for Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady was directed by Anthony Asquith and star Howard, edited by David Lean, and scripted by Shaw himself.

Cast

Professor Henry HigginsLeslie Howard
Eliza DoolittleWendy Hiller
DoolittleWilfrid Lawson
Mrs. HigginsMarie Lohr
Colonel PickeringScott Sunderland

Credits

DirectorAnthony Asquith and Leslie Howard
ProducerGabriel Pascal
ScreenplayGeorge Bernard Shaw
ScenarioW. P. Lipscomb and Cecil Lewis
CinematographyHarry Stradling
EditingDavid Lean
MusicArthur Honegger
Art directionJohn Bryan
Set designerLaurence Irving
Assistant directorTeddy Baird
CameraJack Hildyard
Musical conductorLouis Levy

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • Gorgeous new transfer, with digitally restored image and sound
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Pygmalion

By David Ehrenstein September 18, 2000

“I wish to boast,” Bernard Shaw wrote, “that Pygmalion has been an extremely successful play, both on stage and screen, all over Europe and North America as well as at home. It is so intensely . . . Read more »

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Asquith Back from Underground

November 04, 2009

Anthony Asquith is remembered primarily as the director of Pygmalion, The Browning Version, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all stage-to-screen adaptations comfortable flaunting their own . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Pygmalion

By David Ehrenstein September 18, 2000

“I wish to boast,” Bernard Shaw wrote, “that Pygmalion has been an extremely successful play, both on stage and screen, all over Europe and North America as well as at home. It is so intensely . . . Read more »

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