My Fair Lady (1964)
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
"My Fair Lady" is a 1964 American musical film adapted from the Lerner and Loewe eponymous stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor, the film depicts a poor Cockney flower seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.
The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins, with Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper and Wilfrid Hyde-White in supporting roles. A critical and commercial success, it won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
In 1998, the American Film Institute named it the 91st greatest American film of all time.
Genre': Drama, Family, Musical
Release date: October 21, 1964
Director: George Cukor
Screenplay by: Alan Jay Lerner
Based on: "My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner; "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
Music: Frederick Loewe
Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Cinematography: Harry Stradling
Edited by: William H. Ziegler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
Distributed by: Warner Bros. (US)
* © 1964 - Warner Bros. Pictures