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.
Audrey Hepburn apparently believed that Julie Andrews should have played Eliza Doolittle in the film, but was told by Jack L. Warner that she wouldn't be cast even if Audrey turned the role down. Andrews said that she "threw a few tantrums" when she learned that she wouldn't be playing ... ...
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 exits Mrs. Higgins' garden after singing "Without You", she goes through the gates that lead inside the adjoining room. They are left swinging behind her. When the camera turns to Higgins immediately after, the gates are perfectly stationary. There was not enough time for the gates to stop swinging in the small amount of time between the two shots.
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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