While Peter O'Toole is one of my favorite actors, Henry Higgins is not his best role. where Harrison was crusty but childlike and Howard was snobbish but sentimental O'Toole is merely bombastic and bratty. no changes,no inner feelings,nothing. He is fun to watch but not at all what Higgins should be. Margot Kidder is laughable, not an ounce of Shavian expertise in her performance. John Standing is a very fine Col. Pickering. his is the best portrayal in the film. the actress who play mother higgins is also quite good and understands how to act in Shaw. the pace is good and the sets colourful but if you want to see this story at its best watch the original 1935 film with leslie howard or MY FAIR LADY with sir rex harrison.
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