- Vintage 1963/ 1964 Featurettes, Footage and Audio
- Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals
- Show Me Galleries
- Comments on A Lady
- Commentary (English, Japanese subtitles)
At one time the longest-running Broadway musical, My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison). After delivering a musical tirade against "verbal class distinction," Higgins tells his companion Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White) that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, offering to pay him to teach her to be a lady. "It's almost irresistable," clucks Higgins. "She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty." He turns his mission into a sporting proposition, making a bet with Pickering that he can accomplish his six-month miracle to turn Eliza into a lady. This is one of the all-time great movie musicals, featuring classic songs and the legendary performances of Harrison, repeating his stage role after Cary Grant wisely turned down the movie job, and Stanley Holloway as Eliza's dustman father. Julie Andrews originated the role of Eliza on Broadway but producer Jack Warner felt that Andrews, at the time unknown beyond Broadway, wasn't bankable; Hepburn's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). Andrews instead made Mary Poppins, for which she was given the Best Actress Oscar, beating out Hepburn. The movie, however, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Harrison, and five other Oscars, and it remains one of the all-time best movie musicals.
This is the DVD as received BIG CUT IN BACK OF DVD cover / seems pointless to have to return it - as damaged as it is - no one will buy itPublished 3 days ago by J. DuLaney
Great classic movie. We watched it with our 11 and 15 year-olds and they loved it.Published 7 days ago by Marie M.
i love this movie musical. Audrey is a great actress/performer with RexPublished 10 days ago by abunchoflemons
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|"My Fair Lady" on Blu-ray?||
Well, since Paramount owns it, who knows? However, look at the bang up job they did with Ten Commandments. If they do this with MFL, it will be worth the wait!
May 19, 2011 by ELT | See all 4 posts
|Question re the newest DVD of "My Fair Lady"||
Scott, according to the review listed below, the picture quality is better on the two disc special edition. Also, as far as the extras go, Paramount removed one the documentaries and the production galleries while adding nothing new in their... Read More
Oct 21, 2009 by Kirk76 | See all 3 posts
|Grab it while you can!||
My Fair Lady is being reissued by Paramount in October. Always wondered why Paramount didn't get it when CBS was still part of Viacom; apparently CBS wanted Warner (who originally made it, but under its film-rights agreement had to give it back to CBS, who owned the play,... Read More
Jul 28, 2009 by R. Brittain | See all 2 posts
|Does this 2009 re-release have close-captioning ?||
Hey, we can hear the music just fine. The dialog just gets blurry sometimes. I really don't want to miss any of it!
Jun 26, 2014 by Cheryl Emerson | See all 4 posts
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