Not many films give such respect to the female character, allowing her to be equal and even dominant - though the man doesn't realize it.
Robert Coote was nominated for the 1962 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "My Fair Lady" for his role as Colonel Pickering and recreated that role in the 1976 Broadway revival.
See more » In the posters, playbills and the original cast album for the stage version of "My Fair Lady", the credits always read "based on Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' ", letting the audience know what play "My Fair Lady" was actually adapted from.
Time is up I need you to know, that I need you, Don't you walk away, I'm feeling so high From my arms, from my lips to my eyes In the alley-way feeling peaceful now, Traffic doesn't ever bother me, It's enough for me, Living in my dreams, I just can't be bothered, Why should I be bothered?
My time is up I need you to know, that I need you, Don't you walk away, I'm feeling so high From my arms, from my lips to my eyes On a sunny day, Sit and contemplate, All the things that really matter now, It hurts to hear that you're doing good, I just can't be bothered, Why should I be bothered?
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Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.
He accepts, treating it as a challenge, and in the beginning they develop a dislike for each other as they stubbornly continue the training program.
Things become quite complex, since Higgins is a confirmed bachelor and Eliza only wants to improve herself; but they insensibly come to have respect for each other, and a strange sort of interdependence develops.
And she is NEVER subservient to him, and holds her own and stands her ground.
The movie credits simply read "from a play by Bernard Shaw".
See more » The actual plot is that Eliza hires Higgins after hearing him boast that with his speech training alone, she could appear to be a "proper lady".
Join us for a live Facebook Q&A with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets director Luc Besson Thursday, Nov. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects.
Follow IMDb on Facebook Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.