People see a Macbeth film. They imagine they have seen Macbeth, and don't want to see it again; so when your Mr. Hackett or somebody comes round to act the play, he finds the house empty. That is what has happened to dozens of good plays whose authors have allowed them to be filmed. It shall not happen to mine if I can help it. - George Bernard Shaw, Authors On Film ed. Geduld
This film is quite wonderful, but what I am really in love with is the Mid-century Modernist stuffed leather living room set in Henry Higgins' salon.You cam see an arm of one of them in the above screenshot. If you are the current owner of these pieces and are willing to sell them, please contact me.
Quanto brilla, Howard, nella parte dell'antipatico professore di fonetica (i suoi occhi sono quelli di un poeta-ragazzo, guizzanti e ridenti). Nemmeno ne "La foresta pietrificata" mi era piaciuto tanto. La parte centrale del film avrebbe potuto essere sviluppata un po' più.
a beautiful story of a woman transformed and the benefits/consequences it holds. I really loved this story and how it was portrayed on screen, in a somewhat abstract style of juxtaposing her lessons between her dreams. Leslie Howard is amazing here and plays his character of Higgins incredibly well. Definitely a lost gem on the Criterion archives!
One of the best films I've ever seen. I really love Howard's acting and his professor Higgins is a devilish, terrifying and totally amusing figure. This original version depicts better the real gap in British society and underlines that both Eliza and Higgins are two outsiders. w Leopardi
A classic with great performances by the whole cast. The satiric perfume of the play against the hypocrisy of the Britiish upper-class is a lot more present in this version than in the Cukor's sweetened version. No wonder if one knows that George Bernard Shaw wrote himself the adaptation of his play in 1938. Recommended.