Sunday, 21 August 2011

Pygmalion 1938

The 1964 musical film of My Fair Lady, starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn, is the first cinematic production of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion that springs to most minds but the 1938 film, directed by Anthony Asquith, and starring Leslie Howard and the great Wendy Hiller (as a superb Liza Doolittle, with all the authenticity of a proper little cockney sparrah) and Wilfred Lawson, miraculous as  Alfred P Doolittle, is a tremendous film adaptation and should be shown more often. Today's picture is of Howard and Hiller in a still from the film.

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