HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: BERNARD SHAW'S "PYGMALION" (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. This program features George Bernard Shaw's play about the metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who is taught to speak and act like a refined lady by the arrogant and domineering language professor Henry Higgins. Doolittle asks Higgins for help because she wants to improve her speech to find legitimate work rather than continue peddling flowers on the street. Higgins bets his friend Col. Pickering that in six months he will not only improve the girl's language but will transform her into a genteel lady. As the transformation slowly occurs, the "new" Doolittle is accepted into society, Higgins wins his wager, and the "experiment" is over. But Doolittle now resists the professor's rude treatment, realizing that she may have a deeper of understanding of manners than Higgins himself. Commercials deleted.

(This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.)

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which since 1952 have been titled "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: February 6, 1963 Wednesdasy 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0162
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
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CREDITS

    • Sybil Trubin … Producer
    • Joan H. Frank … Producer
    • Gordon R. Wynne Jr. … Producer
    • John E. Friend … Producer
    • George Schaefer … Producer, Director
    • Robert Hartung … Associate Producer, Adapted by
    • George Bernard Shaw … Writer
    • Julie Harris … Cast, Eliza Doolittle
    • James Donald … Cast, Henry Higgins
    • Gladys Cooper … Cast, Mrs. Higgins
    • John Williams … Cast, Col. Pickering
    • George Rose … Cast, Alfred Doolittle
    • Valerie Cossart … Cast, Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
    • Mildred Trares … Cast, Clara Eynsford-Hill
    • John D. Irving … Cast, Freddy Eynsford-Hill
    • Mercer McLeod … Cast, the Bystander
    • Dorothy Sands … Cast, Mrs. Pearce
    • Jean Deeks … Cast, the Parlor Head
    • Basil Langton … Cast, Nepommuck
    • Robin Craven … Cast, the Host
    • Regina Wallace … Cast , the Hostess
    • Norman Barrs … Cast, the Footman