Pygmalion(Movie, 1938)

1h 36min | Genres: Comedy, Romance / Love
PygmalionRating: 3.5/5 (with 5454 votes)
Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the 1913 George Bernard Shaw play of the same name, and adapted by him for the screen. It stars Leslie Howard as Professor Henry Higgins and Wendy Hiller as Eliza Doolittle. The film was a financial and critical success, and won an Oscar for Best Screenplay and three more nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Howard), and Best Actress (Hiller). The screenplay later was adapted into the 1956 theatrical musical My Fair Lady, which in turn led to the 1964 film of the same name. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Pygmalion

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

About Pygmalion

When linguistics professor Henry Higgins boasts that he can pass off Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a princess with only six months' training, Colonel George Pickering takes him up on the bet. Eliza moves into Higgins's home and begins her rigorous training after the professor comes to a financial agreement with her dustman father, Alfred. But the plucky young woman is not the only one undergoing a transformation.

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Additional Information

Production country: United Kingdom (UK)
Plays in: London
Based on: "Pygmalion" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 13 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Russian (RU), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/03/1939

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Other movies with this title: Pygmalion (DE, 1935), Pygmalion (NL, 1937), Pygmalion (GB, 1973), Pygmalion (GB, 1981), Pygmalion (US, 1983), Pygmalion (US, 2019)

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