My fair lady

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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
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auth_author2 Allen, Gene, 1918-, Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980., Bikel, Theodore., Brett, Jeremy, 1933-1995., Cooper, Gladys, 1888-1971., Cukor, George, 1899-1983., Elsom, Isobel, 1893-1981., Harrison, Rex., Hepburn, Audrey, 1929-1993., Holland, John, 1908-1993., Holloway, Stanley., Hopkins, George James., Hyde-White, Wilfrid., Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986., Levin, Herman, 1907-1990., Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988., Pan, Hermes, 1905-1990., Previn, Andr,? 1929-, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950., Stradling, Harry, 1901-1970., Tucker, Robert, arranger., Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978., Washbourne, Mona, 1903-1988., Ziegler, William.
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display_description Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself.
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subject_facet City and town life -- England -- London -- Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Films for the hearing impaired, London (England) -- Drama, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Musical films, Romance films, Single women -- Drama, Social classes -- Great Britain -- Drama, Speech and social status -- Drama, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama, Women -- Social conditions -- Drama, Working class -- Drama
title_display My fair lady
title_full My fair lady [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; music by Frederick Loewe ; screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner ; produced by Jack L. Warner ; directed by George Cukor, My fair lady [videorecording] / Warner Brothers ; produced by Jack L. Warner ; directed by George Cukor ; screenplay by Alan Jan Lerner
title_short My fair lady
topic_facet City and town life, Conduct of life, Feature films, Film adaptations, Films for the hearing impaired, Man-woman relationships, Musical films, Romance films, Single women, Social classes, Social conditions, Speech and social status, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Women, Working class
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