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My Fair Lady

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, Love, Amusing, London, Charming, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Audrey Hepburn is a physical wonder; Rex Harrison defines his role; and production designer Gene Allen is the hidden star. A big screen production for the entire family. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What distinguishes My Fair Lady above all is that it actually says something. It says it in a film of pointed words, unforgettable music and glorious images, but it says it. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The picture is exquisite, extraordinary, a unique gem of filmmaking. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Art Direction (Color)
Winner Sound
Winner Cinematography (Color)
Winner Costume Design (Color)
Winner Directing
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture