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Pygmalion (1938) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Leslie Howard and Anthony Asquith and produced by Gabriel Pascal.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorLeslie HowardNominated
Best ActressWendy HillerNominated
Best WritingScreenplay and Dialogue by George Bernard Shaw; Adaptation by W. P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis, Ian DalryWon
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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Pygmalion (1938) with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller

By Greg Orypeck on Feb 19, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?I washed me face and hands before I come, I did.? ?? Eliza Doolittle The 1964 film musical version of George Bernard Shaw?s 1912 play, now retitled My Fair Lady and, some say, the most anticipated film since Gone With the Wind, earned many headlines and captured much attention during pro... Read full article


Pygmalion (1938)

By Beatrice on Nov 29, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Pygmalion Directed by Anthony Asquith Written by George Bernard Shaw 1938/UK Gabriel Pascal Productions Repeat viewing This may be the best adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play. ?I love this film! Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) bets that he can pass Cockney flower seller Eliza... Read full article


Pygmalion

By Alyson on Dec 21, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

In the first month of this blog, I watched My Fair Lady, the musical remake of Pygmalion, for the first time in my life and simply ripped that film a new one. ?I still stand behind what I said, but realize now that all I needed to enjoy the same story was less flamboyant actors and no musical interr... Read full article


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Eliza Doolittle: Walk? Not bloody likely. I'm going to take a taxi.


[repeated line]
Eliza Doolittle: I'm a good girl, I am!


Professor Henry Higgins: Where the devil are my slippers, Eliza?


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Facts about

George Bernard Shaw is the only person to have won both the Academy Award and the Nobel Prize. Some sources incorrectly list former US vice president Al Gore as another person who won both prizes. Al Gore did win the Nobel Peace Prize; however, the Oscar for Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth was given to the film's director, Davis Guggenheim.
The play originally ended with Eliza going off to marry Freddy. George Bernard Shaw wrote a "sequel", actually a body of text documenting what happens after Eliza marries Freddy.
The original Broadway production of "Pgymalion" opened at the Park Theater opening October 12, 1914 and ran for 72 performances. The play premiered in a German translation at the Hofburg Theatre in Vienna on October 16, 1913 and in English at His Majesty's Theatre in London on April 11, 1914 and starred 'Mrs Patrick Campbell'.
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