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440 Ratings


United Kingdom, 1938
Comedy, Drama, Romance


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.

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Pygmalion Directed by Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1938 | Winner: Best Actor (Volpi Cup)

Academy Awards

1939 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay

1939 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1939 | 2nd place: Best Actress

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