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Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr View All


Leslie Howard (Director), Anthony Asquith (Director), George Bernard Shaw (Writer) View All

Release: Mar. 3rd, 1939
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
When linguistics professor Henry Higgins boasts that he can pass off Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a princess with only six months' training, Colonel George Pickering takes him up on the bet. Eliza moves into Higgins's home and begins her rigorous training after the professor comes to a financial agreement with her dustman father, Alfred. But the plucky young woman is not the only one undergoing a transformation.
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Both are amused by the mannerisms and speech of a flower girl, Eliza (Wendy Hiller), and the men form a wager revolving around Higgins teaching Eliza to speak properly and passing her off as high-class at a swanky function.


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