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Pygmalion (1963)

Can Professor Higgins transform cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle into a lady by teaching her to speak properly?

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

Robert Hartung (adaptation), George Bernard Shaw (play)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Julie Harris ... Eliza Doolittle
James Donald ... Henry Higgins
Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Higgins
George Rose ... Alfred Doolittle
John Williams ... Colonel Pickering
Valerie Cossart Valerie Cossart ... Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Mildred Trares Mildred Trares ... Clara Eynsford-Hill
John Irving John Irving ... Freddy Eynsford-Hill (as John D. Irving)
Mercer McLeod Mercer McLeod ... Bystander
Dorothy Sands ... Mrs. Pearce
Jean Deeks Jean Deeks ... Parlor Maid
Basil Langton ... Nepommuck
Robin Craven Robin Craven ... Host
Regina Wallace Regina Wallace ... Hostess
Norman Barrs Norman Barrs ... Footman
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Can Professor Higgins transform cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle into a lady by teaching her to speak properly?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Pygmalion (#12.3) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gladys Cooper reprised the role of Mrs. Higgins a year later in the big screen adaptation of My Fair Lady (1964). See more »

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Very funny remake
20 January 2003 | by mpgmpg123See all my reviews

This is one of the Hallmark Hall of Fame Specials that Julie Harris did in the 1960's, getting to interpret yet another classic role. Ms. Harris really had probably the greatest actress' run of great roles in television from 1956 to 1967, getting to remake many classics: The Good Fairy, The Lark (as Joan of Arc), A Doll's House, Victoria Regina, Anastasia,Johnny Belinda, and this, Pygmalion. It is a very funny remake with lots of good actors. It has John Williams and Gladys Cooper in very funny and charming supporting roles as Col. Pickering and Mrs. Higgins. It also has James Donald, rather than Rex Harrison, as Professor Higgins. Only the season before he had played the German prince Albert in Victoria Regina; this is a great show of this actor's versatility that he played this role so well and that he is so funny. Of course, it is to be expected that Julie Harris is great as Eliza Doolittle; but she is also hilariously funny. Just the season before, she had played Queen Victoria; this is the opposite end of the spectrum and wonderful of course. All in all, a great production. I saw this at the museum of tv and radio in black and white; I think it was done in color, maybe some day that version will show up.


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