My Fair Lady | 1964

Directed by: George Cukor

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Main Plot

In 1910s London, snobbish phonetics professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make crude flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, presentable in high society.


  • Audrey Hepburn's character, Eliza Doolittle, is a poor flower girl who is transformed into a refined lady.
  • Rex Harrison's character, Professor Henry Higgins, transforms a working-class girl into a sophisticated lady in the musical My Fair Lady.
  • Stanley Holloway's character, Alfred P. Doolittle, is Eliza's father and plays a comical role as a low-class, Cockney dustman.


In the ending of My Fair Lady, Eliza returns to Professor Higgins after leaving him. As he excitedly greets her, she throws his slippers at him in frustration. However, she ultimately forgives him and they reconcile, hinting at a possible romantic future. Eliza's decision to return demonstrates her growth and independence, while also challenging the notion of societal expectations.

George Cukor