Hollywood's legendary "woman's director," George Cukor (The Women, The Philadelphia Story), transformed Audrey Hepburn into street-urchin-turned-proper-lady Eliza Doolittle in this film version of the Lerner and Loewe musical. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady stars Rex Harrison as linguist Henry Higgins (Harrison also played the role, opposite Julie Andrews, on stage), who draws Eliza into a social experiment that works almost too well. The letterbox edition of this film on video certainly pays tribute to the pageantry of Cukor's set, but it also underscores a certain visual stiffness that can slow viewer enthusiasm just a tad. But it's really star wattage that keeps this film exciting, that and such great songs as "On the Street Where You Live" and "I Could Have Danced All Night." Actor Jeremy Brett, who gained a huge following later in life portraying Sherlock Holmes, is quite electric as Eliza's determined suitor. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This version of My Fair Lady does not play in a Canadian DVD player, it is from Italy.Published 19 days ago by Rhonda P.
When I bought this, it wasn't mentioned that the movie wouldn't play on a DVD in Canada. It was a gift and I was very disappointed.Published 20 days ago by Lee
I could only watch this on my computer because it isn't able to be played on Canadian dvd or Blu-ray players... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah Kotyk
If you are from north America, DO NOT buy this! I received this product and was very upset that it doesn't work in Canada.Published 2 months ago by Natalie
The DVD arrived from Italy well within the estimated delivery time. However it will not play on any of our three DVD players, so I must say it is NDG!!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by SurreyGirl43
This was shipped from Europe and didn't work in my Blu Ray DVD player. Do Not buy if you live in north america!Published 3 months ago by David
Was purchased as a gift . We always liked the movie and figured others would as well.Published 3 months ago by Fred McClelland