My fair lady [videorecording] /
by Levin, Herman; Lerner, Alan Jay; Warner, Jack L; Cukor, George; Hepburn, Audrey; Harrison, Rex; Shaw, Bernard; Loewe, Frederick; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Paramount Pictures Corporation; CBS DVD (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: [Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount : CBS DVD, c 2009Edition: [Widescreen version].Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1415751560 : ; 9781415751565.Language note: English dialogue; Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 9/10/2010 (snl)Uniform titles: My fair lady (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Man-woman relationships -- England -- London -- Drama | Speech and social status -- England -- London -- Drama | Working class -- England -- London -- Drama | Feature films | Musical films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | DVDsAwards: Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Director; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment; Best Sound.Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison.Summary: "In this beloved adaptation of the Broadway stage hit, Hepburn plays a sassy, working-class London street vendor, whom an arrogant professor attempts to turn into a sophisticated lady through proper schooling. But, when the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself."--Container.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
At one time the longest-running Broadway musical, My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison). After delivering a musical tirade against "verbal class distinction," Higgins tells his companion Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White) that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, offering to pay him to teach her to be a lady. "It's almost irresistable," clucks Higgins. "She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty." He turns his mission into a sporting proposition, making a bet with Pickering that he can accomplish his six-month miracle to turn Eliza into a lady. This is one of the all-time great movie musicals, featuring classic songs and the legendary performances of Harrison, repeating his stage role after Cary Grant wisely turned down the movie job, and Stanley Holloway as Eliza's dustman father. Julie Andrews originated the role of Eliza on Broadway but producer Jack Warner felt that Andrews, at the time unknown beyond Broadway, wasn't bankable; Hepburn's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). Andrews instead made Mary Poppins, for which she was given the Best Actress Oscar, beating out Hepburn. The movie, however, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Harrison, and five other Oscars, and it remains one of the all-time best movie musicals. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
$19.99 9/10/2010 (snl)
DVD, widescreen; Dolby digital stereo; Region 1, NTSC.
English dialogue; Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison.
Production and costumes by Cecil Beaton ; music by Frederick Loewe ; restored by Robert A. Harris & James C. Katz.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on the play My fair lady, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe; from the play by Bernard Shaw.
MPAA rating: G.
"In this beloved adaptation of the Broadway stage hit, Hepburn plays a sassy, working-class London street vendor, whom an arrogant professor attempts to turn into a sophisticated lady through proper schooling. But, when the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself."--Container.
Special features: audio commentary; vintage featurettes, footage and audio; alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals; posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview; comments on a lady; trailers.
Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Director; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment; Best Sound.