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My Fair Lady
My fair lady poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster by Bill Gold,
original illustration by Bob Peak
Directed by George Cukor
Produced by Jack Warner
Written by Alan Jay Lerner
George Bernard Shaw
Starring Audrey Hepburn
Rex Harrison
Stanley Holloway
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Gladys Cooper
Jeremy Brett
Music by Frederick Loewe (Music)
Alan Jay Lerner (Lyrics)
Cinematography Harry Stradling
Editing by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by Warner Bros. (Original)
Hollywood Classics
CBS Productions (current, under Paramount Pictures and CBS)
Release date(s) October 21, 1964 (1964-10-21)
Running time 170 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17 million
Money made $72,000,000

My Fair Lady is a 1964 movie. It is based on the 1957 stage musical My Fair Lady by Lerner and Lowe. The musical and movie are based on the movie adaptation of the stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The movie was directed by George Cukor. It stars Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. The story is about phonetics professor Henry Higgins. He wagers that he can turn flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) into a proper English high society lady. The movie won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Harrison), and Best Director.

Julie Andrews was the original Eliza in the stage musical. Audrey Hepburn was cast as the movie Eliza because studio head Jack Warner wanted "a star with a great deal of name recognition". Julie Andrews did not have any movie experience. He thought a movie with her would not be as successful as a movie with Hepburn. Andrews went on to star in Disney's Mary Poppins that same year. She won the Best Actress Academy Award over Hepburn.

Harry Stradling-Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady
Cinematographer Harry Stradling poses with Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle on the set of the film
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