- 1 hr 36 min
Pygmalion is a British movie based on the play of the same name by George Bernard Shaw. In it, a professor makes a bet with a friend that he can train a working class woman in etiquette well enough that she'll be able to pass as a duchess. Since he believes that elegant speech is particularly important, he concentrates on giving her speech lessons. The movie's screenplay was later modified for use in the musical My Fair Lady. The title comes from Greek mythology and refers to a sculptor who fell in love with his own carving of a beautiful woman.