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Occurs on Monday May 6 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes


Irving Oil Auditorium - Imperial Theatre
12 King Square South
Saint John NB E2L 5B8

Event Notes


Retro Film: My Fair Lady (1964)

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10.00

Rating: PG

Description: My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical comedy-drama film adapted from the 1956 Lerner and Loewe stage musical based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 stage play Pygmalion. With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor, the film depicts a poor Cockney flower-seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.

The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle - replacing Julie Andrews from the stage musical[4] - and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins - reprising his role from the stage musical - with Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper and Wilfrid Hyde-White in supporting roles. A critical and commercial success, it became the highest-grossing film of 1964 and won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.[5] In 1998, the American Film Institute named it the 91st greatest American film of all time. In 2006 it was ranked eighth in the AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals list.

In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

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