My Fair Lady parents guide

My Fair Lady

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Overall A-

Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), a professor of phonetics, takes a bet that he can turn a common flower girl (Audrey Hepburn) into a lady, just by improving the way she speaks English. But he forgets to take into consideration that during the experiment, she may also change him.

Release date December 25, 1964

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

Why is My Fair Lady rated G? The MPAA rated My Fair Lady G

Run Time: 170 minutes

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My Fair Lady
Rating & Content Info

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Why is My Fair Lady rated G? My Fair Lady is rated G by the MPAA

Violence: Men treat a woman with little respect, often bullying her and uttering insults along with threats to physically abuse her. A woman daydreams about revenge, including having her taskmaster teacher executed. (A firing squad scene is acted out.) A piece of paper accidentally catches on fire, but does no real damage. Accusations of murder are discussed. A character brags about blackmailing others. A distressed woman makes a reference to suicide. An angry man almost strikes a woman who has thrown his slippers at him.

Sexual Content: A woman thinks it is unhealthy and indecent to take a bath—she screams when a group of female servants try to undress her and put her in a bathtub. (Steam obscures any details.) References are made about infidelity and un-married sexual relations. The prospect of getting married is equated with death. Barmaids wear low cleavage dresses, and dance with male patrons. A man playfully smacks a woman’s bottom. The phrase “make love to me” is used in the sense of dating, not sex.

Language: Several mild profanities, a couple of moderate swear words and a few terms of Deity are used, along with some colloquial slang.Frequent name-calling and insults are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man, depicted as an alcoholic, unabashedly begs for money to buy drinks. Drinking sprees and pub-crawls are mentioned and depicted. Other characters drink socially and when facing stress. Characters occasionally smoke cigars. The use of gin as a medicine is discussed.

Other: Characters engage in betting, privately and at the horse races.

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My Fair Lady
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

My Fair Lady is directed by George Cukor and stars Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of My Fair Lady movie is October 27, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: My Fair Lady - 50th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 27 October 2015
My Fair Lady releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) in a 50th Anniversary Edition. This carefully restored film comes packaged with ninety minutes of bonus extras including trailers and promotional materials.

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Another man attempts to improve a stutterer’s ability to speak in The King’s Speech. Rex Harrison plays a similar male chauvinist in Doctor Dolittle. And Audrey Hepburn can be seen in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday and Charade.

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