Pygmalion' English DVD, Leslie Howard (1938), New & Sealed
Although 'Pygmalion' is a black and white movie, and pretty old, it's really well done. The actors are very convincing - Higgins is just as rude as I thought he'd be, and Eliza as moralistic and vivacious. It complements the written play itself - not many things are left out and it does not seem too heavy or dramatised. The supporting cast were great as well - Mrs Pearce, Colonel Pickering, Mr Doolittle and Mrs Higgins were excellent. As for dialogue, there is a lot of it, but it's all so meaningful, that you have to be riveted so you don't miss a thing. The fact that it is black and white is actually irrelevant.
Oh yes. 'Pygmalion' is the story of a Professor of Phonetics (Higgins) trying to change a flower girl in the streets (Eliza) into a lady in the middle class.
Overall, 'Pygmalion' is an excellent movie, not to be missed.
Director: Anthony Asquith / Leslie Howard
Leslie Howard .... Professor Henry Higgins
Wendy Hiller .... Eliza Doolittle
Wilfrid Lawson .... Alfred Doolittle
Marie Lohr .... Mrs. Higgins
Scott Sunderland .... Colonel George Pickering
Jean Cadell .... Mrs. Pearce
David Tree .... Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Everley Gregg .... Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Leueen MacGrath .... Clara Eynsford Hill
Esme Percy .... Count Aristid Karpathy
Violet Vanbrugh .... Ambassadress
Iris Hoey .... Ysabel, Social Reporter
Viola Tree .... Perfide, Social Reporter
Irene Browne .... Duchess (as Irene Brown)
Kate Cutler ....
Grand Old Lady
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: Chinese / English (Removable)
Colour: Black & White