G | | Drama, Family, Musical
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
At Audrey Hepburn's insistence, George Cukor shot all of her scenes in sequence so that she could grow into the role and hold her own against Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway, who had both done the play for several years. It also allowed her to do the most difficult scenes first--those before Eliza's ... ...
Don't just stand there, Freddy, go and find a cab.
Freddy Eynsford-Hill: All right, I'll get it, I'll get it.
During "Ascot Gavotte" when the crowd go to the edge of the track to watch the race, it zooms in on one area of the crowd. You see everyone raise their binoculars to watch the race. While they watch the race the shot cuts to a wider, side view and the third woman from the right (When it was zoomed in) has lost her binoculars entirely, yet when the camera zooms in again to see them lower the binoculars, she has them again.
In the posters, playbills and the original cast album for the stage version of "My Fair Lady", the credits always read "based on Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' ", letting the audience know what play "My Fair Lady" was actually adapted from. The movie credits simply read "from a play by Bernard Shaw".
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