SKU 3849

PYGMALION (1937) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Lily Bouwmeester ... Eliza Doeluttel (as Lilly Bouwmeester) Johan De Meester Johan De Meester ... Professor Henri Higgens Eduard Verkade Eduard Verkade ... Kolonel Pickering Emma Morel Emma Morel ... Mevrouw Higgens Wim Kan Wim Kan ... Van Tegelaar Matthieu van Eysden Matthieu van Eysden ... Doeluttel Sara Heyblom Sara Heyblom ... Mevrouw van Heteren-Hill Nel Oosthout Nel Oosthout ... Juffrouw Snijders Elly Van Stekelenburg Elly Van Stekelenburg ... Mevrouw Doeluttel Tous Sigma Tous Sigma ... Clara van Heteren-Hill

The Germans would make a Pygmalion in 1935; and the English would follow suit in 1938. But inbetween came the Dutch version. Professor Higgins teaches phonetics and gets off on observing other people's linguistic peculiarities; and the flower seller Liesje Doeluttel is no exception. One could say that Professor Higgins really knows how to put the "pig" in Pygmalion: he thinks it'd be grant to turn the lowly creature into a human guinea pig. He intends to make her into a real "lady", who'll be able to pass off as such in high society. No one is to guess that she's really one of the downtrodden in the filthy gutters. 

DVD-R is in Dutch with hard-encoded English subtitles. Approx. 93 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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