| Rex Harrison (Professor Henry Higgins):
Why can't a woman be more like a man?
(Colonel Hugh Pickering): Have you NO morals, man?
Alfred P. Doolittle:
Nah. Can't afford none. Neither could you, if you were as poor as me.
Rex Harrison (Higgins): Every night before you go to bed, where
you used to say your prayers, I want you to say, "The rain in Spain stays
mainly in the plain" fifty times. You get much further with the Lord if you
learn not to offend his ears.
Audrey Hepburn (Eliza Doolittle):
I sold flowers; I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me, I'm not fit
to sell anything else.
Audrey Hepburn (Eliza): The difference
between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is
Wilfrid Hyde-White (Pickering): Are you a man of good
character where women are concerned?
Rex Harrison (Higgins): Have
you ever met a man of good character where women are concerned?
Harrison (Higgins): : The question is not whether I've treated you rudely
but whether you've ever heard me treat anyone else better.
|My Fair Lady Trivia
|My Fair Lady won 8 Academy Awards:
Best Picture -
Jack L. Warner, Producer
Directing - George Cukor
Actor - Rex Harrison
Music (Scoring of Music -adaptation or treatment) - Andre Previn
Cinematography (Color) - Harry Stradling
Costume Design (Color) - Cecil
Art Direction (Color) - Art Direction: Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton; Set
Decoration: George James Hopkins
Sound - Warner Bros. Studio Sound
Department, George R. Groves, Sound Director
Did you know?
Hepburn was voted #3 Woman in AFI's 50 Greatest American Screen
That My Fair Lady was voted #94 in AFI's 100 Greatest American
Movies of All Time?
That although Audrey Hepburn vigorously prepared to
do the singing, her voice was dubbed by Marni Nixon. Hepburn was terribly upset
by the substitution.
Although Rex Harrison reprised the role of Henry
Higgins which he had played on Broadway, other actors, including Cary Grant,
were considered for the role. Harrison wanted his Broadway co-star, Julie
Andrews, to play Eliza Doolittle. She also had strong support from the play's
composer, Alan Jay Lerner. But Warner Brothers feared casting a stage actress
in so expensive a production.
The following year, Twentieth Century Fox
would cast Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music, which proved that a stage
actress could carry a big screen role. Ironically, Andrews replaced Mary Martin
who had originated the role of Maria on Broadway.
The movie and play are
musical versions of another play, George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion".
The Audrey Hepburn DVD Collection [DVD]
includes: Roman Holiday,Sabrina,and Breakfast at Tiffany's