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Probably my favorite G.B. Shaw on film,
This review is from: Pygmalion (VHS) (1940) (VHS Tape)
A pretty wonderful film of the great George Bernard Shaw play.
Both Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller are terrific in the leads, and this
production brings out both the fun and wit of Shaw's words, without
losing the sharp, complex, and sometimes paradoxical political and
social observations underneath the playful extrtior.
Dated in style, yes, and it could be argued Hiller is a bit older than ideal
for the character's innocence. And some of the supporting performances
are too stagy (although some are very good indeed).
But overall this is a lot of fun, and quite thought provoking, with a
nicely ambiguous ending.
If you have a DVD player, it's worth getting one of the excellent newer
transfers such as the Criterion, instead of VHS.