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The Honourable Anthony Asquith (November 9, 1902-February 20, 1968) was a respected British film director. He was the son of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War I, and Margot Asquith and he was known as 'Puffin'. November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC (12 September 1852–15 February 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Emma Alice Margaret (Margot) Asquith (February 2, 1864-July 28, 1945 Margot Tennant was born in Peeblesshire of Scots and English parents Emma and Charles Tennant. ...


His productions include The Browning Version (1951) starring Michael Redgrave and The Winslow Boy (1948) (both of which have been remade more recently). He also directed a film version of the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion in 1938, which featured Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller and predated the better known adaptation My Fair Lady (1964). Terence Rattigans play, The Browning Version, was first performed on September 8, 1948 at the Phoenix Theatre, London, in a joint performance with Harlequinade. ... Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood in The Lady Vanishes (1938) Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (March 20, 1908 - March 21, 1985) was an English actor. ... The Winslow Boy is an English play by Terence Rattigan based on an actual incident in the Edwardian era, which took place at the Royal Naval College, Osborne House. ... George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) was an Irish playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. ... Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw written in 1913. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 – June 1, 1943) was a British film actor. ... Wendy Hiller in I Know Where Im Going! (1945) Dame Wendy Hiller (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ... The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe, adapted from George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ...


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Bright Lights Film Journal | Pygmalion (1094 words)
Asquith’s film has often been overshadowed by Cukor’s, but the release of Pygmalion in a mostly fine DVD transfer (minimal speckles and grain) shows that it has its own interest and identity apart from the beloved musical version.
Asquith’s faithfulness to Shaw pays off beautifully here, giving full play to the author’s counterpointing of Higgins’ complex mix of genius and juvenility with Eliza’s engaging blend of innocence and street-smarts.
In spite of his fidelity to the play, Asquith can’t be accused of merely transferring Shaw’s original to celluloid with no cinematic intervention.
Anthony Asquith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (158 words)
The Honourable Anthony Asquith (November 9, 1902 – February 20, 1968) was a respected English film director.
Born in London, he was the son of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War I, and Margot Asquith.
Asquith died from lymphoma at the age of 66.
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