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My Fair Lady -- Eliza sings The Rain in Spain
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My Fair Lady -- Clip: Eliza sings Wouldn't it be Loverly
My Fair Lady -- Clip: Eliza finds a friend in Mrs. Higgins

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Director:
Writers:
Alan Jay Lerner (book)
George Bernard Shaw (from a play by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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The loverliest motion picture of them all! See more »
Plot:
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 8 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A musical with a brain as well as a heart See more (250 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Audrey Hepburn ... Eliza Doolittle

Rex Harrison ... Professor Henry Higgins

Stanley Holloway ... Alfred P. Doolittle

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Colonel Hugh Pickering

Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Higgins

Jeremy Brett ... Freddy Eynsford-Hill

Theodore Bikel ... Zoltan Karpathy
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Pearce
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
John Holland ... Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Aimers ... Cockney (uncredited)
Helen Albrecht ... Ascot Extra (uncredited)
John Alderson ... Jamie - Doolittle's crony (uncredited)
Mary Alexander ... Cockney (uncredited)
LaWana Backer ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Elegant Bystander (uncredited)
Lois Battle ... Second Maid (uncredited)
Brittania Beatey ... Daughter of Elegant Bystander (uncredited)
William Beckley ... Footman (uncredited)
Marjorie Bennett ... Cockney with Pipe (uncredited)
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Greek Ambassador (uncredited)

Betty Blythe ... Lady at Ball (uncredited)
Diana Bourbon ... Ascot Extra (uncredited)
Iris Bristol ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Sue Bronson ... Toff (uncredited)
Meg Brown ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Buddy Bryant ... Prince of Transylvania (uncredited)
Walter Burke ... Bystander Who Warns Eliza (uncredited)
Bea Marie Busch ... Cockney (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Ascot Gavotte (uncredited)
Jeannie Carson ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Paulle Clark ... Ad Lib at Ascot (uncredited)
Natalie Core ... Ascot Extra (uncredited)
Tom Cound ... Footman (uncredited)
Jennifer Crier ... Mrs. Higgins' Maid (uncredited)
Maurice Dallimore ... Selsey Man (uncredited)
Allison Daniell ... Ad Lib at Ascot (uncredited)

Henry Daniell ... Ambassador (uncredited)
Donna Day ... Cockney (uncredited)
Roy Dean ... Footman (uncredited)
Thomas Dick ... Cockney (uncredited)
Brendan Dillon ... Leading Man (uncredited)
Anne Dore ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Pauline Drake ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Harvey B. Dunn ... Ascot Extra (uncredited)
Sandy Edmundson ... Toff (uncredited)
Joe Evans ... Cockney (uncredited)
Kai Farelli ... Juggler (uncredited)
Ray Foster ... Cockney (uncredited)
Raymond Foster ... Cockney (uncredited)
Raymond Foster ... Undtermined Role (uncredited)
Stanley Fraser ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Charles Fredericks ... King George V in Fantasy Sequence (uncredited)
Lea Genovese ... Toff (uncredited)
Ayllene Gibbons ... Fat Woman at Pub (uncredited)
Jack Goldie ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Jack Greening ... George (uncredited)
Beatrice Grenough ... Grand Lady (uncredited)
Clive Halliday ... Costermonger (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Guest at Ball (uncredited)
Marjory Hawtrey ... Ad Lib at Ascot (uncredited)
Eric Heath ... Costermonger (uncredited)
Monika Henreid ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Eugene Hoffman ... Juggler (uncredited)
Samuel Holmes ... Cockney (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Kendrick Huxham ... Elegant Bystander (uncredited)
Lillian Kemble-Cooper ... Lady Ambassador (uncredited)
Phyllis Kennedy ... Cockney (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Goldie Kleban ... Cockney (uncredited)
Peter Ladefoged ... Voice of Linguistics Lesson (uncredited)
Alma Lawton ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Cockney Bystander (uncredited)
William Linkie ... Cockney (uncredited)
Moyna MacGill ... Lady Boxington (uncredited)
Laurie Main ... Hoxton Man Not Hoston (uncredited)
Sidney Marion ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Eric Martin ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Owen McGiveney ... Man at Coffee Stand (uncredited)
John McLiam ... Harry (uncredited)
Shirley Melline ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Carol Merrill ... Toff (uncredited)
Gigi Michel ... Toff (uncredited)
Lenore Miller ... Cockney (uncredited)

John Mitchum ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Barbara Morrison ... Ascot Extra (uncredited)
Marlene Morrow ... Toff (uncredited)

Alan Napier ... Gentleman Escorting Eliza to the Queen (uncredited)
Nick Navarro ... Dancer (uncredited)
James O'Hara ... Costermonger (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ... Man (uncredited)
Richard Peel ... Costermonger (uncredited)
George Pelling ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Doolittle's Dance Partner (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Bystander (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Extra (uncredited)
Olive Reeves-Smith ... Mrs. Hopkins (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Suitor at Ball (uncredited)
David Robel ... Cockney (uncredited)
Dinah Anne Rogers ... First Maid (uncredited)
Victor Rogers ... Policeman (uncredited)
Corinne Ross ... Cockney (uncredited)
Baroness Rothschild ... Queen of Transylvania (uncredited)
Wendy Russell ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Kenny Salvatt ... Racegoer in 'Ascot Gavotte' Sequence (uncredited)
Miriam Schiller ... Landlady (uncredited)
Buddy Shea ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Orville Sherman ... Ascot Extra (uncredited)
Bill Shirley ... Freddy Eynsford-Hill (singing voice) (uncredited)
Jacqueline Squire ... Parlor Maid (uncredited)
Michael St. Clair ... Bartender (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Sandy Steffens ... Toff (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Ascot Extra / Guest at Ball (uncredited)
Henry Sweetman ... Cockney (uncredited)
William Taylor ... Cockney (uncredited)
Joy Tierney ... Cockney (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Singer (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Watts ... Cook (uncredited)
Ron Whelan ... Algernon / Bartender (uncredited)
Elzada Wilson ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
Nick Wolcum ... Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
James Wood ... Cockney (uncredited)
Ben Wright ... Footman at Ball (uncredited)
Ben Wrigley ... Costermonger (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Alan Jay Lerner (book of musical play)

George Bernard Shaw (from a play by) (as Bernard Shaw)

Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack L. Warner .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Previn (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler (film editor) (as William Ziegler)
 
Production Design by
Cecil Beaton 
Gene Allen (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Gene Allen 
Cecil Beaton (uncredited)
Malcolm C. Bert (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
 
Costume Design by
Cecil Beaton (costumes)
Michael Neuwirth (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Dean Cole .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sergei Petschnikoff .... unit manager
Rudi Fehr .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hall .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Cecil Beaton .... scenery designer
 
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
Murray Spivack .... sound
George Groves .... sound recordist: studio (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald Perry Finnerman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Wally Meinardus .... camera operator (uncredited)
George R. Schrader .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Schweibert .... color technician (uncredited)
Chris Schwiebert .... color technician (uncredited)
Roger Shearman .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Robert Lennard .... casting: British (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eleanor Abbey .... costumer (uncredited)
Dave Berman .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Brown .... costumer (uncredited)
Norma Brown .... costumer (uncredited)
Betty Huff .... costumer (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Anne Laune .... costumer (uncredited)
Bob Richards .... costumer (uncredited)
Gerda Robinson .... costume design coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Wiatt .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator
Alan Jay Lerner .... lyrics by
Frederick Loewe .... additional music
Frederick Loewe .... music by
André Previn .... music conductor (as Andre Previn)
André Previn .... music supervisor (as Andre Previn)
Robert Tucker .... vocal arrangements
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrations (as Al Woodbury)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Herman Levin .... stage producer: musical play
Hermes Pan .... choreographer
Leah Barnes .... milliner (uncredited)
Max Bercutt .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Carl Combs .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Peter Ladefoged .... advisor: phonetics (uncredited)
Mort Lichter .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Marni Nixon .... singing double: Audrey Hepburn (uncredited)
Sergei Petschnikoff .... production administrator (uncredited)
Susan Seton .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros. Picture) (as Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Runtime:
170 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) | DTS (re-release) | Dolby Digital (re-release) | Mono (16 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (RCA Sound Recording) (70 mm prints)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According the "The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw" book, Rock Hudson was considered for the Henry Higgins role and James Cagney for Doolittle.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the early scene where Eliza offers to pay for lessons, Higgins tells her, "Sit down!" and points across the room to a chair. He points with his right arm. In the next shot, Higgins is pointing with his left arm.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[sounds from crowd, occasionally a word or phrase, indistinct and mostly not associated with a character]
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill:Don't just stand there, Freddy, go and find a cab.
Freddy Eynsford-Hill:All right, I'll get it, I'll get it.
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Soundtrack:
I Could Have Danced All NightSee more »

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82 out of 109 people found the following review useful.
A musical with a brain as well as a heart, 28 August 2003
Author: eliza-doolittle from Cambridge

There's a lot of negative things been said about Audrey Hepburn's interpretation of the role of Eliza. Perhaps she's not ideal in the earliest scenes of the movie - her "dirtiness" is never quite believable - but it has to be said that despite this smallish drawback she still glows, and makes an amazing Eliza overall.

The reason for this is simple; Audrey Hepburn brings her "own spark of divine fire", (to quote Higgins) to the role and her vulnerability, mixed with her sweet, naive charm and even her wonderfully juvenile pettishness shown in "Just You Wait" all prove what a talented actress she really is. For an example of this, just watch Eliza's facial expression at Ascot, when she realises her opportunity to demonstrate her new-found mastery of the English tongue - sweetly hilarious.

MFL has been criticized as being too romanticized, too overblown. I disagree; musicals are suposed to be lavish affairs, and none pull it off quite so well as "My Fair Lady" does. It's a momentous film but it has its subtle points: watch the way in which Eliza's eyes are centred on Higgins when she enters at the ball, and the way in which the two of them stare at each other for a few seconds at the top of the stairs a few moments later.

It musn't be overlooked that, thanks to its being based on a Bernard Shaw play, "My Fair Lady" has what the great majority of musicals lack: a deeper meaning and something really quite profound to say.

The actor in the role of Colonel Pickering is a little weak, but it must be said that Rex Harrison IS Henry Higgins. In a lot of ways (in fact, in most ways) Higgins has an objectionable personality: rude, snobbish, impatient and even misogynistic, but somehow Rex Harrison pulls it all off and makes us like Higgins without betraying the character. As to romance, his song "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" is an ode to the kind of love which sneaks up on you. Overall, this movie is romantic, but not too sentimental. It has just enough romance to be dramatically fulfilling, but it never becomes soppy or mawkish. The word "love" is never mentioned at all and the two leads never even kiss. The famous end sequence is perfect and does the movie justice; after all, a big happy bow tied around a perfect romance at the end would simply not fit with everything we have learned about the two protagonists.

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