My Fair Lady, The Loverliest Motion Picture Of All
My Fair Lady was released to great acclaim in 1964. Based on George Bernard Shaw's very successful stage play, Pygmalion, it featured the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, direction by George Cukor and a huge budget.
My Fair Lady takes place outside Covent Garden in London, England in 1912 when a bedraggled flower girl named Eliza meets a language expert named Henry. He winds up telling his companion that he can turn her into a proper lady with good English in six months and sets out to do so.
My Fair Lady was a high-grossing movie that won win eight Academy awards and is an important part of movie history. It remains one of the most popular and successful musical movies of all time.
On this page find more information about this legendary musical movie including reviews by experts and average movie viewers alike, a wonderful trailer which really tells the story of how My Fair Lady came about and much more.
My Fair Lady Movie Trailer
A fairly long Movie trailer at 5 minutes, this is not really a typical movie trailer and I could not find one for My Fair Lady. What this is instead is a fascinating look at how the successful stage musical went on to become one of the most popular musicals of all time, with plenty of film footage included.
Fast Facts About My Fair Lady (1964)
- ACTORS: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Gladys Cooper
- DIRECTORS: George Cukor
- RATED: G (General Audience)
- STUDIO: Paramount
- ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1964
- DVD RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2009
- RUN TIME: 172 minutes
My Fair Lady Awards
My Fair Lady won a total of eight Oscars in 1964 and was nominated for a further four. It was also nominated for three Golden Globes and numerous other awards.
- Best Picture - Jack Warner
- Directing - George Cukor
- Best Actor - Rex Harrison
- Best Cinematography - Harry Stradling
- Sound - George R. Groves, Warner Brothers Studio
- Original Music Score - Andre Previn
- Best Art Direction - Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton and George James Hopkins
- Costume Design - Cecil Beaton
Reviews By Experts
- My Fair Lady Movie Review By The New York Times
"As Henry Higgins might have whooped, "By George, they've got it!" They've made a superlative film from the musical stage show "My Fair Lady"-a film that enchantingly conveys the rich endowments of the famous stage production in a fresh and flowing c
- My Fair Lady Review By Roger Ebert
"My Fair Lady is the best and most unlikely of musicals, during which I cannot decide if I am happier when the characters are talking or when they are singing. The songs are literate and beloved; some romantic, some comic, some nonsense, some surpris
- My Fair Lady Review By Filmsite
"My Fair Lady (1964) was experienced director George Cukor's film musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play Pygmalion that had played successfully on Broadway from March 15, 1956 to 1962."
- My Fair Lady Review By TCM Movies
"In 1964, for one of the few times in his career, Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner personally produced a film - My Fair Lady. The result, despite some controversy about the casting, was the last great musical of the studio era and the highest-gro
My Fair Lady (1964) Amazon Customer Review
My Fair Lady is considered by many to be one of Audrey Hepburn's best roles. Viewers think that she is absolutely perfect as Eliza Doolittle. Amazon customer Susan says, "Hepburn expertly translates Eliza's tenacity, vulnerability, intelligence, and grace into a beautiful and timeless performance."
My Fair Lady Rated
Is My Fair Lady movie appropriate for children?
Commonly considered appropriate for children six-years old and up, there is not much in this movie to object to. Certainly, there is no sexuality nor violence that will offend anyone, which makes My Fair Lady an excellent choice for family entertainment. Be aware that at 170 minutes this movie, particularly for young children, is very long.
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My Fair Lady Movie Soundtrack
Marni Nixon sang for Audrey Hepburn.
One of the most famous musicals of all time, no doubt. Audrey Hepburn did not sing for this movie but rather Marni Nixon did. Nixon is considered pretty good and the songs written for this story are indeed VERY good. With the likes of Wouldn't It Be Loverly, With A Little Bit of Luck and Get Me to the Church on Time, this is a classic movie soundtrack. Not very many films contain so many wonderful songs.
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Did you enjoy Audrey Hepburn's My Fair Lady movie?
joykennel on April 12, 2012:
one of my all-time faves!
CoeGurl on February 02, 2012:
What a wonderful movie!
BuddyBink on December 02, 2011:
This is my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie.
Sarah Switalski from Iowa on November 03, 2010:
By George, you've got it! I love My Fair Lady! Fabulous lens! Blessed by and angel and added to my angel lens :)
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on September 05, 2010:
I love My Fair Lady and adore the music, which will now be dancing all night in my head! (I don't mind!)
tandemonimom lm on September 05, 2010:
This is a luverly movie! I didn't know the bit about Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn - very interesting!
Joan4 on September 05, 2010:
Absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time!