MY FAIR LADY (Film Theatrical Release USA 1964)

 

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

My Fair Lady stands as one of the best WOW! WOW! BRAVO! movies produced. This classically acted (Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, and Wilfred Hyde-White) movie with its simple and spare stage-like settings magically beguiles and lures its audience into a British story that quickly metamorphosizes into ethereal and immortal-like entertainment.

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 Storyline

An English flower girl wants to achieve a better place in life and chooses voice lessons as a means for self-improvement.

 Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director George Cukor for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Jack Warner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), Alfred Doolittle (Stanley Holloway), Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), Mrs. Higgins (Gladys Cooper), Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Jeremy Brett), Zoltan Karpathy (Theodore Bikel), Mrs. Pearce (Mona Washbourne), Mrs. Eynsford-Hill (Isobel Elsom), and Butler (John Holland). 


Buy a ticket
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Yes. Once in a while, movies are produced that do not need to be remade. Gone With the Wind (with Vivien Leigh), To Kill A Mockingbird (with Gregory Peck), 12 Angry Men (with Henry Fonda), Annie (with Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett), Sound of Music (with Julie Andrews), It’s A Wonderful Life (with James Stewart), Hello Dolly (with Barbara Streisand), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (with Debbie Reynolds), Fiddler on the Roof (with Topol), and many others sit in that elite class. My Fair Lady joins that unique set of movies. It is a one-of-a-kind piece of entertainment that completely entertains with its classic message and story. It would be exceptionally difficult to upgrade or remake this film to the level of sophistication and quality inherently built into its very fiber. It’s like a rare, mint automobile, jewel, painting, literary work, mathematical thesis, or scientific discovery that has a universal use or appeal that stands the test of time. This 1964 movie has stood the test of time and inexplicably continues to touch the heart with every musical piece, stage setting, and witty interchange of dialogue. Great work for all involved.

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