|  Book Tickets: 31/07/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 06/08/2007
  |  95 min
Rated U by the BBFC


Later adapted into the musical 'My Fair Lady', George Bernard Shaw's comedy of manners was given its first big-screen outing in this 1938 production, which was nominated for four Oscars including Best Screenplay, which was awarded to Shaw. Snobbish Professor Higgins (Leslie Howard) has a wager with his friend Colonel Pickering (Scott Sunderland) that, with the right instruction, he can pass off cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) 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.