G | | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Although playing a 19-year-old, Audrey Hepburn was actually 35 in real life. Jeremy Brett (who turned 30 during filming) was cast as 20-year-old Freddie so Hepburn would not seem too old in comparison.
Don't just stand there, Freddy, go and find a cab.
Freddy Eynsford-Hill: All right, I'll get it, I'll get it.
When Eliza is singing the last reprise of the chorus of "I Could Have Danced All Night" in bed, her lips often are moving slower than the words are being said and she is seen dragging a little bit when some of the longer notes are being held.
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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