My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Video Cassette - 1994
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An irascible professor of phonetics wagers that he can teach a flowergirl to speak like a duchess.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Fox Video : CBS Video, c1994.
ISBN: 9780793981663
0793981662
Characteristics: 2 videocassettes (190 min) :,sd., col.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 24, 2016

GREAT 1964 film adaption of Broadway stage hit. Not sure how I missed it all these years, but now I've seen it and truly enjoyed the performances of Audrey Hepburn at age 35 and Rex Harrison at 52.
Lots of great staged scenes, especially the street cart dancing scene during 'Wouldn't It be Wonderful'.
Got to give credit to singer Marni Nixon who did the fabulous actual singing which Audrey only mouthed; most looked okay, except during 'I Could Have Danced All Night' which was so off I noted it, not so much the others.
Lots of terrific costuming - even that whacky HUGE hat Audrey wore during her ballroom debut (which is shown on DVD cover).
So much to enjoy about this film - one of the best musicals ever!
But I did find the romantic ending a little odd; guess they just had to wrap it up and this is what we got.

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GeorgieShafrenek
Aug 23, 2015

Beautiful songs (esp. Wouldn't it be lovely and On the Street Where You Live) but very unsatisfactory ending, and Higgens isn't portrayed as enough of a bad guy that he is. I wish it would have showed him have compassion for Eliza in the end, and see her as a person. Or I wish she had ended up with poor Freddy!:P

d2013 Apr 23, 2015

Pure joy to revisit this wonderful musical. Great acting and great soundtrack. Entertainment at best!

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Nursebob
Jan 29, 2015

Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison were made for the parts of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins in this wry look at the British class system. Their onscreen chemistry is further enhanced by great sets, amazing costumes and one of the most recognizable collections of songs from any musical. Unfortunately, three hours worth of cotton candy proved to be a bit much for me and I found my finger hovering over the “skip” button about halfway through. A real treat for die-hard fans though.

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rslade
Aug 30, 2014

Familiar songs and some great set pieces ("Ascot Opening Day" is marvelous), but I wish they'd do "Pygmalion" instead. Eliza and Henry should *not* end up together.

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garycornell
Aug 04, 2014

The magic of "My Fair Lady" is captured in the reviews here at the KCLS web sight. Audrey Hepburn is irresistible and Rex Harrison puts on his best film performance. This may be the best musical on film. You be the judge though. I think you will be like me, I cannot get enough of "My Fair Lady". Why their aren't more traveling or Broadway shows of it is beyond me. "My Fair Lady" has millions of fans and will have them for many generations to come! What's more it is perfect viewing during the holiday. A great family film!

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blue_swan_128
Jul 11, 2014

This movie is one of the most successful movies of all times. I cannot believe that I have watched this movie for 10 times and it is still as interesting and funny as the first time. I love all three main actors

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petercorell
Jun 28, 2014

My Fair Lady is still in high demand more than 50 years after it was released. It has the magic of three performers, Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway. As of today, June 28, 2014, KCLS has 6 copies of the musical and 28 patrons waiting to see it. This is a classic for all time!

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Audrey Hepburn thoroughly delivers with excellent acting as the outspoken, loud, and un-proper Eliza Dolittle. very well done, one of my favorite musicals.

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jimg2000
Jul 19, 2012

Saw this in the theaters, in TV, in VCR, DVD numerous times. Most entertaining even after all these years...though poor young women with other rich men is "less" common these days.

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221b_GreenPanda
Apr 02, 2012

Coarse Language: Watch out for Prof. Higgin's Language Use!

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SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Eliza Dolittle: "I could have danced all night, I could have danced all night."

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