Colorful production of Lerner and Loewe's musical version of "Pygmalion," about ill-mannered cockney Eliza (Hepburn) who is plucked from her job as a flower girl by Professor Henry Higgins (Harrison). Higgins makes a bet with a colleague that he can turn this rough diamond into a "lady." Winner of eight Academy Awards. Hepburn's singing voice is dubbed by Marni Nixon, who was also responsible for the singing in "The King and I" and "West Side Story"; the dubbing may have undermined Hepburn's chance at an Oscar nomination. Typecasting role for Harrison as the crusty, egocentric Higgins. A timeless classic.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 170 minutes.
Oscars 1964: Actor (Harrison), Adapt. Score, Art Dir./Set Dec., Color, Color Cinematog., Costume Des. (C), Director (Cukor), Picture, Sound; AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1965: Film; Directors Guild 1964: Director (Cukor); Golden Globes 1965: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Harrison), Director (Cukor), Film--Mus./Comedy; N.Y. Film Critics 1964: Actor (Harrison), Film.
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