Nice performances, great songs, great costumes, but BORING. Cukor and musicals just were not simpatico is trying to balance pace, characterization, and music. He had to realize that at some point he the work itself could manage to balance all three than woefully drag out a good musical.
Look, but don't touch! A musical of great charm and spark is fair nearly embalmed in this handsome but static cinematic record. Harrison's reedy charms sidle through, but Hepburn's cockney screech is quite horrid. The pipedream of 'what if..' with Julie Andrews instead is too tragic. The film belongs in a museum of some sort.