Obviously iconic (I mean I recognized each and every song without having ever watched the film/musical) but left me quite underwhelmed. Rex Harrison's great but this is definitely far from my favourite Hepburn performance. Still, that beaded white ballgown was e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
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.
A funny film with theatrical scenes with sound characters, e.g., the noble ones, the professor ones, the ones in the street, the philosophical drunks. She, as a poor, sweet, simple and beautiful street girl smiles sweetly to the noble people who lives in noble white dressings and noble black tuxedos. She is poor, simple, sweet and very beautiful, however, she finds the happiness under the sword of the proffesor.