My fair lady / Warner Bros. Pictures ; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; music by Frederick Loewe ; screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner ; produced by Jack L. Warner ; directed by George Cukor
DVD | CBS DVD | 2009

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Description
1 videodisc (2 hr., 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium
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Description
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital rda
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video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details
DVD NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.; widescreen (16:9) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language
English dialogue, optional subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese; closed captioned.
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland.
Credits
Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; art director, Gene Allen ; editor, William Ziegler ; set decorator, George James Hopkins ; choreographer, Hermes Pan ; additional music by Frederick Loewe ; vocal arrangements, Robert Tucker ; costumes, scenery, and production designed by Cecil Beaton ; music supervised and conducted by André Previn ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.
Note
Based upon the musical play produced on the stage by Herman Levin, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, from a play by Bernard Shaw.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Audience
MPAA rating: Rated G; Canadian Home Video rating: PG.
Summary
Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself.
Note
Special features: Audio commentary; Vintage featurettes: 1963 production kick-off dinner (b & w) (23 min.); George Cukor directs Baroness Bina Rothchild [audio with slide show] (3 min.); The fairest "Fair Lady" (10 min.); Los Angeles premiere (b & w) (5 min.); Rex Harrison Golden Globe acceptance speech (1 min.); Academy Awards ceremony highlights (b & w) (30 sec.); Alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals; Posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview [slide show] (1 min.); Comments on a lady (2 min.): Andrew Lloyd Weber, Martin Scorsese ; Trailers (9 min.).
Awards
Academy Awards, 1965: Best Sound (George Groves); Best art direction-set decoration, color (Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton, George James Hopkins); Best costume design, color (Cecil Beaton); Best cinematography, color (Harry Stradling Sr.); Best music, scoring of music, adaptation or treatment (André Previn); Best actor in a leading role (Rex Harrison); Best director (George Cukor); Best picture (Jack L. Warner).
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For private home use only.
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ISBN
1415751560
9781415751565
9786313118038
6313118030
Standard No.
097368719644
00097368719644 gtin-14
Music No.
87196 CBS Home Entertainment
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