The film version was released in 1964 by Warner Bros. Originally the director, Geroge Cukor, wanted Cary Grant to play the role of Higgins but he declined and Rex Harrison reprised his stage role for the movie. Audrey Hepburn replaced Julie Andrews as Eliza but unlike Andrews, Hepburn's voice had to be dubbed by Marni Nixon.

The lavish production won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Harrison.

Source:Movie Lovers Calendar 2000

Oddly enough, My Fair Lady was the musical adaptation of Pygmalion. Then they decided to make a movie based on My Fair Lady, not Pygmalion (which is odd, since My Fair Lady is based on Pygmalion). They did this even though Pygmalion and My Fair Lady had been adapted into movie versions (one a musical, the a straight movie). This movie was called Educating Rita.

Another movie that was based on Pygmalion/My Fair Lady was Born Yesterday. They later on remade this film with Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.

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