Nominated for four Oscars, this story of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins was later adapted for the screen as 'My Fair Lady'.
Leslie Howard; Wendy Hiller; Wilfrid Lawson; Marie Lohr; Scott Sunderland
Anthony Asquith; Leslie Howard
Later adapted as "My Fair Lady" George Bernard Shaw's wonderful comedy of manners is given its finest screen outing in this 1938 production. Nominated for four Oscars, Shaw himself was one of the recipients of the award for best screenplay.
Snobbish Professor Higgins has a wager with his friend Colonel Pickering that with the right instruction he can pass off cockney "gutter-snipe" Eliza Doolittle as a "lady" among high society. Taken under his wing Eliza is given rigorous coaching in elocution and manners in preparation for the ultimate test, her appearance at an ambassador's reception.