• My Fair Lady

    1964. USA. George Cukor. 170 min.

Monday, March 10, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • My Fair Lady

    1964. USA. Directed by George Cukor. With Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett. Although it has become fashionable to minimize the appeal of Cukor's My Fair Lady—it's often criticized as stodgy and too late in both his and Harrison's careers—one is damn grateful that Sir Rex's signature role has been so elegantly preserved on film. Perhaps the ultimate tribute came from Cary Grant when talk turned to the possibility of his playing Henry Higgins on screen; Grant made it clear that the role belonged to Harrison, and neither he nor anyone else could touch it. Sir Rex continued to appear for another quarter-century, but there was no doubt after My Fair Lady that, like Eliza Doolittle, he'd "got it." 170 min.

In the Film exhibition Rex Harrison: A Centenary Tribute

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