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Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.
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Writers
George Bernard Shaw (screen play and dialogue) (as Bernard Shaw) | W.P. Lipscomb (scenario) | Cecil Lewis (scenario)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (photography) (as Harry Stradling)
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Release date
Mar 3, 1939 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Leslie Howard
Henry Higgins Henry Higgins   See fewer
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Wendy Hiller
Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle   See fewer
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Wilfrid Lawson
Alfred Doolittle Alfred Doolittle   See fewer
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Marie Lohr
Mrs. Higgins Mrs. Higgins   See fewer
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Scott Sunderland
Colonel George Pickering Colonel George Pickering   See fewer
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Jean Cadell
Mrs. Pearce Mrs. Pearce   See fewer
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David Tree
Freddy Eynsford Hill Freddy Eynsford Hill   See fewer
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Everley Gregg
Mrs. Eynsford Hill Mrs. Eynsford Hill   See fewer
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Leueen MacGrath
Clara Eynsford Hill (as Leueen Macgrath) Clara Eynsford Hill (as Leueen Macgrath)   See fewer
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Esme Percy
Count Aristid Karpathy Count Aristid Karpathy   See fewer
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Violet Vanbrugh
Ambassadress Ambassadress   See fewer
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Irene Browne
Duchess (as Irene Brown) Duchess (as Irene Brown)   See fewer
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Kate Cutler
Grand Old Lady Grand Old Lady   See fewer
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O.B. Clarence
Mr. Birchwood - the Vicar Mr. Birchwood - the Vicar   See fewer
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Ivor Barnard
Sarcastic Bystander Sarcastic Bystander   See fewer
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Cecil Trouncer
First Policeman First Policeman   See fewer
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Iris Hoey
Ysabel - Social Reporter Ysabel - Social Reporter   See fewer
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Viola Tree
Perfide - Social Reporter Perfide - Social Reporter   See fewer
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Cathleen Nesbitt
A Lady (as Kathleen Nesbitt) A Lady (as Kathleen Nesbitt)   See fewer
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Wally Patch
First Bystander First Bystander   See fewer
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H.F. Maltby
Second Bystander Second Bystander   See fewer
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George Mozart
Third Bystander Third Bystander   See fewer
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Stephen Murray
Second Policeman Second Policeman   See fewer
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Eileen Beldon
Mrs. Higgin's Parlourmaid Mrs. Higgin's Parlourmaid   See fewer
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Frank Atkinson
Taxi-Driver Taxi-Driver   See fewer
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Leo Genn
Prince (uncredited) Prince (uncredited)   See fewer
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Moyna MacGill
Woman Bystander (uncredited) Woman Bystander (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Macnee
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Anthony Quayle
Eliza's Hairdresser (uncredited) Eliza's Hairdresser (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 7,320 votes