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- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 6, 2009
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio commentary
- Vintage featurettes, footage and audio
- Alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals
- Posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview
- Comments on a lady
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Rex Harrison & Audrey Hepburn|
|Performer:||Wilfrid Hyde-White, Stanley Holloway, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Gladys Cooper, Henry Daniell, Isobel Elsom & Mona Washbourne|
|Directed by||George Cukor|
|Edited by||William H. Ziegler|
|Composition by||Frederick Loewe|
|Lyricist:||Alan Jay Lerner|
|Art Direction by||Gene Allen|
|Story by||George Bernard Shaw|
|Produced by||Jack L. Warner|
|Director of Photography:||Harry Stradling Sr.|
"...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]..."
"...One of the most joyous musicals ever written....Cukor's film is a pleasure to behold..."
"Eliza Doolittle's transformation from flower girl to princess in MY FAIR LADY is, of course, one of the great moments of musical theater..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
- Region 1; USA & Canada
- Widescreen - 2.39
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Mono - French
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/23/1994
Description by OLDIES.com:
By George, they've got it! From elements painstakingly restored in 1994, the film version of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is lavish, loverly and the acclaimed recipient of eight 1964 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (George Cukor).
Best Actor Oscar winner Rex Harrison reprises his signature stage role of Henry Higgins, the supremely assured phoneticist who wagers that under his tutelage, cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle can pass for a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In one of her best-loved roles, Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza. If ever there was a face the professor could grow accustomed to, it's hers. In Hartford, Heresford and Hampshire (and elsewhere), no one's fairer than My Fair Lady, one of the most irresistible musicals ever. This 2-Disc Special Edition Set includes a High Definition version of the original movie as well as many extras not included on the original DVD release.
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.
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).
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