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Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard • 1938 • United Kingdom
Starring Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller
Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a “proper lady” in a mere six months in this delightful comedy of bad manners, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. This Academy Award-winning inspiration for Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” was directed by Anthony Asquith and star Howard, edited by David Lean, and scripted by Shaw himself.