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starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison with Stanley Holloway
I Wilfrid Hyde White
Gladys Cooper , Jeremy Brett and Theodore Bikel
This delightful musical version of Shaw's play Pygmalion, in which Eliza Doolittle is transformed from Cockney flower-seller to elegant lady. is truly Hollywood at its lavish best. With a host of hit songs and no fewer than eight Academy Awards, the film is a constant and enduring pleasure for all the family.
Outside Covent Garden Opera House, Henry Higgins , professor of phonetics, boasts to his friend Pickering that he could teach a cockney flower-girl to speak like a duchess. The next morning, to his astonishment, Eliza turns up at his house, demanding that he make good his boast. Higgins rises to the challenge ... (sung by MARNI NIXON)
Screenplay by ALAN JAY LERNER from his own musical play based on BERNARD SHAW'S play Pygmalion
MUSIC by FREDERICK LOEWE Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER
Produced by JACK L WARNER Directed by GEORGE CUKOR Films: page 14
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
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