My fair lady [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; producer, Jack L. Warner ; screenplay, Alan Jay Lerner ; director, George Cukor.
Other Titles: My fair lady (Motion picture).
Edition: Two-disc special ed.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, , c1964.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Linguistics teachers Drama.
English language Dialects Morphology Drama.
Flower vending Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Cinematographer, Harry Stradling ; art director, Gene Allen ; editor, William Ziegler ; music, Frederick Loewe ; costume designer, Cecil Beaton ; production designer, Cecil Benton.
Performers: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Halloway, Wilfird Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Notes: English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on the play "Pygmalion" by George Shaw.
Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by art director Gene Allen, singer Marni Nixon, and restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz; Disc 2: "More loverly than ever: the making of 'My fair lady' -- "Then and now"; "The production," all-new featurette on 1963 production-kickoff dinner; audio of George Cukor directing Baroness Bina Rothschild; Audrey Hepburn's alternate vocals for "Wouldn't it be loverly" and "Show me"; posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview; "The fairest fair lady" making-of featurette; L.A. premiere footage; "Show me" galleries of black-and-white production stills, production documents, Cecil Beaton costume sketches, and architectural drawings; Rex Harrison's Golden Globe acceptance speech; 37th Academy Awards footage; testimonials from Martin Scorsese and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lerner and Loewe trailers including Brigadoon ('54), Camelot ('67), Gigi ('58), My Fair Lady (original '64 and '94 re-release).
Summary: Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. Higgins, in turn, bets with his companion, Colonel Pickering, that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, ready and willing to be turned into a lady.