This charming tale of a young woman involved in a bet with a Professor and a Colonel. Well she is the object of the bet. You see Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) makes a bet with Colonel Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White) that he can train Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) to lose her Cockney accent and sound like a woman of substance. I believe the word would be a Duchess.
Higgins finds the young Eliza on a street corner selling flowers. She dreams of moving in doors and selling flowers in a shop. She knows that with her accent no one would ever give her that inside job. Eliza wants to do this so much that she finds her way to Professor Higgins residence and says she will pay. Higgins gets ribbed by the Colonel and takes on the job free of charge.
Higgins has her do all sorts of training and eventually takes her to the Ascot racecourse to show her off among the snobs. She falls off the wagon once but other than that she does well. Higgins becomes the snob after he wins the bet and Eliza takes off.
Higgins finally come to the realization that a mere woman has gotten to him. He misses her and he wants her back in his life. She will rebuff him and leave him by the wayside. Much to his later joy she comes back.
The story is simple. The music is excellent. The charm is still there after all these years. People have taken it upon themselves to watch this movie at least once in their lifetime. This film being the age it is and the fact that it is still one of the most revered movies of all time. Director George Cukor came up with a masterpiece. The cast and crew all seem to gel and what you have left is a film that will melt your heart.
You know one of the funniest things about this film is that when you hear "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain" you will always know that you heard it from the movie 'My Fair Lady'. Happy Anniversary and many more.