IA #9: Pygmalion (1938)

 Pygmalion (1938) on IMDb

It’s back-to-back Leslie Howard films in this section of the Internet Archive Top 100. He was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his work in Pygmalion, and George Bernard Shaw won a best screenplay Oscar for the adaptation of his play about the professor who bets that he can transform a Cockney woman into a high-society lady. It was later remade as the musical My Fair Lady.

Leonard Maltin gave this film a perfect 4 stars. Wendy Hiller won a best actress award from the National Board of Review for her portrayal of the student Eliza. It’s just a great movie, which is why it belongs here in the Top Ten.