My Fair Lady Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 1964

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 1998

G|2 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett).

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Isobel Elsom

Director: George Cukor

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: CBS/Fox, Paramount Pictures, Fox, 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Transformation, Charming, Amusing, London, Love


Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Winner Cinematography (Color)
Winner Directing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Costume Design (Color)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Winner Art Direction (Color)
Winner Sound