wendy hiller


Pygmalion (1938)

The scene in which Eliza accidentally swallows a marble whilst having an elocution lesson does not appear in the original play. During rehearsals for this scene a pained expression came over Wendy Hiller’s face; when she spat out the marbles she had in her mouth she said: “Leslie, I’ve swallowed one!” to which Leslie Howard replied “Never mind there are plenty more”. This caused such amusement among the watching crew that it was added to the film.


Favorite Film Couples:
Joan Webster and Torquil MacNeil 
I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger


Interrupting the Advent Calendar madness to have a little RLT joy: wet!Torquil being competent and awesome in an aran jumper/kilt combo, hair all wiggly and free-roaming.