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Pygmalion (1983)

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Movie
The standard My Fair Lady story, with a provocative rendition by screen legend O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?

Director:

Alan Cooke

Writer:

George Bernard Shaw (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter O'Toole ... Professor Henry Higgins
Margot Kidder ... Eliza Doolittle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Beavis Helen Beavis ... Mrs. Pearce
Philip Craig ... Bystander
Donald Ewer Donald Ewer ... Alfred P. Doolittle
Donna Goodhand Donna Goodhand ... Parlormaid
Frances Hyland ... Mrs. Higgins
Nancy Kerr ... Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Shelagh McLeod ... Clara
John Standing ... Colonel Pickering
Ron White ... Freddy Eynsford-Hill
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The standard My Fair Lady story, with a provocative rendition by screen legend O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter O'Toole would play Henry Higgins again in a 1987 Broadway production of "Pygmalion", but with a different cast. Amanda Plummer played Eliza in the 1987 revival. See more »

Quotes

Professor Henry Higgins: Pickering, shall we ask this baggage to sit down or shall we throw her out of the window?
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Pygmalion (1973) See more »

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fair adaptation of shaw's greatest play
4 August 1999 | by peachamSee all my reviews

While Peter O'Toole is one of my favorite actors, Henry Higgins is not his best role. where Harrison was crusty but childlike and Howard was snobbish but sentimental O'Toole is merely bombastic and bratty. no changes,no inner feelings,nothing. He is fun to watch but not at all what Higgins should be. Margot Kidder is laughable, not an ounce of Shavian expertise in her performance. John Standing is a very fine Col. Pickering. his is the best portrayal in the film. the actress who play mother higgins is also quite good and understands how to act in Shaw. the pace is good and the sets colourful but if you want to see this story at its best watch the original 1935 film with leslie howard or MY FAIR LADY with sir rex harrison.


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