My Fair Lady

Directed By: George Cukor Starring: Audrey Hepburn Rex Harrison

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Product Overview

A widescreen edition of the perennial family favorite as Dr. Henry higgins meets his match in a flower girl who blooms into the belle of high society.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40105896
UPC 085391666820
UPC 14 00085391666820
Format DVD
Release Date 8/1/2006
Rating Rating
Keywords
Classic
Essential Cinema
Gentry
Period Piece
Rags To Riches
Recommended
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A priceless classic, MY FAIR LADY has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play PYGMALION, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady. Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins (Oscar-winning Rex Harrison) bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted. As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her. The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.
Plot Summary
Summary An insufferably arrogant linguist, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), bets a colleague that he can transform a flower-selling Cockney guttersnipe into a regal lady. His quarry, the irrepressible Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), accepts his offer for diction lessons in good faith, hoping to improve her station with a career as a shopgirl. This quintessential musical, scored by Lerner and Loewe, was based on the 1913 play PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw, and virtually swept the Academy Awards, winning, among others, Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Harrison).
Reviews
New York Times "...Glorious....Features [Beaton's] astounding costumes, [Cukor's] stately direction, the best-loved, most hummable of all Broadway scores and a sublime cast headed by [Harrison and Hepburn]..."| 09/21/1994 p.C13,"Eliza Doolittle?s transformation from flower girl to princess in MY FAIR LADY is, of course, one of the great moments of musical theater..." 11/18/2011
Chicago Sun-Times "...One of the most joyous musicals ever written....Cukor's film is a pleasure to behold..." 09/23/1994 p.40
Directors
George Cukor
Actors
Audrey Hepburn
Rex Harrison
Cast & Crew
Theodore Bikel - Star
Jeremy Brett - Star
Gladys Cooper - Star
Audrey Hepburn - Star
Rex Harrison - Star
Wilfrid Hyde-White - Star
Mona Washbourne - Star
Stanley Holloway - Star
Isobel Elsom - Star
Henry Daniell - Star
André Previn - Music Director
William Ziegler - Editor
Alan Napier - Featured
George Bernard Shaw - Story
John McLiam - Featured
Frederick Loewe - Composer
Gene Allen - Art Director
Cecil Beaton - Costume Designer
Harry Stradling - Director of Photography
George James Hopkins - Set Designer
William Taylor - Featured
Betty Blythe - Featured
Laurie Main - Featured
Barbara Pepper - Featured
Maurice Dallimore - Featured
Patrick O'Moore - Featured
Hermes Pan - Choreographer
Ben Wright - Featured
Marjorie Bennett - Featured
John Holland - Featured
James Wood - Featured
Jack L. Warner - Producer
Colin Campbell - Featured
Alan Jay Lerner - Lyricist
Walter Burke - Featured
Monika Henreid - Featured
Dinah Anne Rogers - Featured
John Mitchum - Featured
Grady Sutton - Featured
George Cukor - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1964
Catalog ID 16668
UPC 00085391666820
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 170 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Awards
Name Rex Harrison
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1964
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name André Previn
Award Category Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1964
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name George Cukor
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1964
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Harry Stradling
Award Category Best Cinematography
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1964
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, Dual Layer, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
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