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Pygmalion (1983)

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Movie
The standard My Fair Lady (1964) story, with a provocative rendition by Peter 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 (1964) story, with a provocative rendition by Peter O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?

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Genres:

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 played 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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Connections

Version of Perhaps a Gentleman (1935) See more »

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Margot Kidder, Peter O'Toole and Pygmalion.The best!
25 October 2004 | by randerson5281See all my reviews

I have read Pygmalion and Shaw's postscript many times.It has been my annual practice to review it, re-read it and enjoy it every summer during a long vacation on Mackinac Island.And every time, I discovered something new in this wonderful play, When I saw the film with O'Toole and Ms. Kidder I was astounded, this was the finest production of this play I had ever seen.Peter O'Toole's Henry Higgins was exactly the loud, physical character that Shaw described. Margot Kidder was even more amazing. Her performance was brilliant. To compare this film with other efforts is impossible. My Fair Lady is not Pygmalion and the l934 film,although very good,has a completely contrived Hollywood ending since Shaw in his epilogue reveals that Liza marries Freddie.


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