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List of Rex Harrison Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. My Fair Lady (1964)
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My Fair Lady
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Arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, believes he can teach anyone to speak high-society English perfectly, including Eliza Doolittle who has a strong cockney accent. As Eliza advances, a bond develops between her and Higgins. But the appearance of young aristocrat Freddy who is infatuated with Eliza might upset the balance. 

Role:
Professor Henry Higgins
Starring:
Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Brett, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
2. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a fantasy drama film which tells the story of Mrs. Lucy Muir, a widow, who moves to a village near the seaside, despite the disapproval of her in-laws. She rents a house which has a reputation of being haunted by the spirit of a seaman. However, it soon seems that not only the rumors about the ghost are true, but the ghost is quite harmless.   

Role:
Capt. Daniel Gregg
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Natalie Wood, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edna Best
Directed By:
3. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
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Unfaithfully Yours
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Role:
Sir Alfred De Carter
Starring:
Rudy Vallee, Linda Darnell, Kurt Kreuger, Barbara Lawrence
Directed By:
Preston Sturges
4. The Great Game (1930)
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The Great Game
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Starring:
Randle Ayrton, John Batten, Renee Clama, Jack Cock
Directed By:
Jack Raymond
5. Night Train to Munich (1940)
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Night Train to Munich
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Role:
Dickie Randall a.k.a. Gus Bennett
Starring:
Margaret Lockwood, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne
Directed By:
Carol Reed
6. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The Agony and the Ecstasy
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Role:
Pope Julius II
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo
Directed By:
Carol Reed
7. Blithe Spirit (1945)
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Blithe Spirit
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Role:
Charles Condomine
Starring:
Noël Coward, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Hugh Wakefield,
Directed By:
9. St. Martin's Lane (1938)
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St. Martin's Lane
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In this black and white comedy drama, Charles Staggers, a busker in London, comes across a pickpocket Libby. He spots her potential as a dancer and takes her under his wings. Later, he falls in love with her. Libby soon bags an opportunity to work with a famous theatre composer, Harley Prentiss, and thereafter climbs the ladder of success quickly. Meanwhile, Charles is heartbroken.

Role:
Harley Prentiss
Starring:
Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Larry Adler, Tyrone Guthrie
Directed By:
Tim Whelan
10. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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Anna and the King of Siam
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Role:
King Mongkut
Starring:
Irene Dunne, Gale Sondergaard, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Darnell
Directed By:
John Cromwell
11. Cleopatra (1963)
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Cleopatra
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This epic historical drama film chronicles the story of Queen Cleopatra, who in order to save her kingdom from the imperial ambitions of Rome, became the mistress of Julius Caesar.

Role:
Julius Caesar
Starring:
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Landau, Hume Cronyn, Pamela Brown, George Cole
Directed By:
12. The Honey Pot (1967)
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The Honey Pot
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Role:
Cecil Fox
Starring:
Maggie Smith, Cliff Robertson, Capucine, Susan Hayward
Directed By:
13. Major Barbara (1941)
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Major Barbara
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Role:
Adolphus Cusins
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, Sybil Thorndike, Robert Newton, Robert Morley
Directed By:
14. Midnight Lace (1960)
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Midnight Lace
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Role:
Anthony Preston
Starring:
Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, John Gavin
Directed By:
David Miller
15. The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
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The Reluctant Debutante
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Role:
Jimmy Broadbent
Starring:
Sandra Dee, Angela Lansbury, Kay Kendall, John Saxon
Directed By:
16. Journey Together (1945)
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Journey Together
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When the Second World War begins, David Wilton and John Aynesworth join a group of cadets in England for military training. They are eventually sent to America, to be trained in air combat. However, they are soon separated when David is sent to Canada to attend navigator’s school, while John is sent off to Europe for combat.

Starring:
Richard Attenborough, Edward G. Robinson, Stuart Latham, David Tomlinson, Hugh Wakefield
Directed By:
John Boulting
17. Escape (1948)
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Escape
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Escape is a thriller film which tells the story of a convict who is sentenced to prison for three years, after he kills a detective. However, he soon manages to escape from prison, and is aided by a local girl. They fall for each other, but she eventually persuades him to surrender himself to the law.

Role:
Matt Denant
Starring:
Jill Esmond, William Hartnell, Peggy Cummins, Cyril Cusack
Directed By:
18. The Prince and the Pauper (1977)
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The Prince and the Pauper
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Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Raquel Welch, Sybil Danning, George C. Scott, Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
19. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
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Storm in a Teacup
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A free-spirited English reporter working for a local newspaper clashes with a powerful politician. Meanwhile, he also starts developing feelings for the latter’s daughter.

Role:
Frank Burdon
Starring:
Vivien Leigh, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans
Directed By:
Victor Saville, Ian Dalrymple
20. The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
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The Foxes of Harrow
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The Foxes of Harrow is a drama film which tells the story of Stephen Fox, an Irish gambler, who buys his way into society in New Orleans, after the Civil War.  

Role:
Stephen Fox
Starring:
Victor McLaglen, Maureen O'Hara, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn
Directed By:
John M. Stahl
21. Notorious Gentleman (1945)
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Notorious Gentleman
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Notorious Gentleman is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Vivian Kenway, a scoundrel and a playboy, who uses his charm not only to seduce his best friend’s wife but also his father’s secretary. However, eventually his behavior gets him expelled from Oxford University, and he is forced to serve in the British Army during the Second World War.  

Role:
Vivian Kenway
Starring:
Lilli Palmer, Godfrey Tearle, Griffith Jones, Margaret Johnston
Directed By:
Sidney Gilliat
22. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
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The Yellow Rolls-Royce
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Role:
Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton
Starring:
Alain Delon, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine, Ingrid Bergman, Art Carney, Jeanne Moreau, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
23. Marriage a la Mode (1955)
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Marriage a la Mode
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Role:
The Patient
Starring:
Cecil Parker, Nicole Maurey, Kay Kendall, Sally Lahee
Directed By:
Sidney Gilliat
24. A Yank in London (1945)
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A Yank in London
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Role:
Major David Bruce
Starring:
Anna Neagle, Dean Jagger, Robert Morley, Nancy Price
Directed By:
Herbert Wilcox
25. Ten Days in Paris (1940)
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Ten Days in Paris
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Role:
Bob Stevens
Starring:
C.V. France, Joan Marion, Kaaren Verne, Leo Genn
Directed By:
Tim Whelan
26. Shalimar (1978)
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Shalimar
PG-13
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Role:
Sir John Locksley
Starring:
Kader Khan, John Saxon, Sylvia Miles, Dharmendra
Directed By:
Krishna Shah
27. The Long Dark Hall (1951)
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The Long Dark Hall
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Based on a novel titled A Case to Answer, this mystery crime thriller film revolves around Arthur Groome, who starts an extra marital affair with a chorus girl named Rose. One day, he visits her apartment only to discover that she has been murdered. Fearing that his wife will find out about the affair, he refuses to call the police, but he soon becomes the prime suspect for her murder.

Role:
Arthur Groome
Starring:
Lilli Palmer, Tania Heald, Henrietta Barry, Dora Sevening
Directed By:
Anthony Bushell, Reginald Beck
28. The Four Poster (1952)
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The Four Poster
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John Edwards is a young poet who gets married to a young woman named Abby. At the beginning of their marriage, they are quite buoyant and hopeful. However, over time, as his poetry gets rejected by publishing houses again and again, John starts to get depressed. Abby urges him to turn to fiction, and he is eventually able to find success. However, this makes John quite arrogant.

Role:
John Edwards
Starring:
Lilli Palmer, Lilli Palmer
Directed By:
Irving Reis
29. Doctor Dolittle (1967)
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Doctor Dolittle
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Doctor Dolittle is a veterinary physician who can communicate with animals. His life takes a turn after he is put in an asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity. However, with the help of his friends, he manages to escape, and he sets out in search of the giant sea snail, a legendary but elusive creature.

Role:
Dr. John Dolittle
Starring:
Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Samantha Eggar, Peter Bull, Anthony Newley
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
30. Men Are Not Gods (1936)
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Men Are Not Gods
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Role:
Tommy Stapledon
Starring:
Noël Coward, Miriam Hopkins, Gertrude Lawrence, Sebastian Shaw,
Directed By:
Walter Reisch
31. Main Street to Broadway (1953)
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Main Street to Broadway
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Starring:
Ethel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Agnes Moorehead, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Fonda, Shirley Booth, Lilli Palmer
Directed By:
Tay Garnett
32. Over the Moon (1939)
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Over the Moon
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Over the Moon is a comedy film which revolves around Jane Benson, who runs a large family house in Yorkshire, although she just manages to make ends meet. She is in love with Freddie Jarvis, and she wants to get married to him. However, her life takes a turn when she finds out she has inherited eighteen million pounds.

Role:
Dr. Freddie Jarvis
Starring:
Merle Oberon, Ursula Jeans, Robert Douglas, Louis Borel
Directed By:
William K. Howard, Thornton Freeland
33. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
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King Richard and the Crusaders
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While leading the Third Crusade, to win back the holy lands, King Richard the Lionheart has to deal with treachery in his own camp.  Things also get complicated as he finds himself attracted to an English woman.  

Role:
Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Robert Douglas, George Sanders, Virginia Mayo
Directed By:
David Butler
34. A Flea in Her Ear (1968)
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A Flea in Her Ear
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A French woman Gabrielle is convinced that her lawyer husband Victor is having an affair, as he doesn’t pay much attention to her physical needs. Therefore, she sets up a meeting with her husband at a bordello hotel, but her husband is completely unaware that the woman he is going to meet is his own wife.

Role:
Victor Chandebisse / Poche
Starring:
Louis Jourdan, John Williams, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Roberts
Directed By:
Jacques Charon
35. The Happy Thieves (1961)
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The Happy Thieves
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A cunning art thief romances a wealthy duchess, in order to be able to steal a priceless painting from her collection.

Role:
Jimmy Bourne
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Rita Hayworth, Grégoire Aslan, Joseph Wiseman, Alida Valli
Directed By:
George Marshall
36. Ashanti (1979)
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Ashanti
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Starring:
Michael Caine, William Holden, Omar Sharif, Peter Ustinov, Beverly Johnson
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
37. Staircase (1969)
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Staircase
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Charles and Harry are an ageing gay couple, who work as hairstylists. They have been living together for more than two decades, but they can’t dream of a future without each other.

Starring:
Richard Burton, Michael Rogers, Royston Starr, Jake Kavanagh, Dermot Kelly
Directed By:
Stanley Donen
38. The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
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The Fifth Musketeer
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The story is based on the last section of The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, the third and final novel of the d'Artagnan series written by Alexandre Dumas. The film focuses on the palace intrigues in seventeenth century France and how a somewhat aged d'Artagnan helps the king to vanquish his enemies. 

Starring:
Ursula Andress, Ian McShane, Lloyd Bridges, Olivia de Havilland, Sylvia Kristel, Alan Hale Jr.
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
39. School for Husbands (1937)
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School for Husbands
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Role:
Leonard Drummond
Starring:
Diana Churchill, Henry Kendall, June Clyde, Romney Brent
Directed By:
Andrew Marton
40. School for Scandal (1930)
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School for Scandal
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Starring:
Anna Neagle, Basil Gill, Madeleine Carroll, Ian Fleming, Henry Hewitt
Directed By:
Maurice Elvey
41. A Time to Die (1982)
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A Time to Die
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During the final days of the Second World War, Michael Rogan, an American spy is taken captive, along with his wife and his comrades from the French underground. Despite brutal interrogation, he doesn’t give out any information, and his wife is eventually murdered along with his comrades, and he is also left for dead. Rogan manages to survive, and after the war, he sets out on a mission of revenge against his captors, and decides to kill them one by one.

Role:
Van Osten
Starring:
Rod Taylor, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert, Linn Stokke
Directed By:
Matt Cimber, Joe Tornatore
42. Fenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen (1968)
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Fenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen
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Starring:
Gordon Mitchell, Lucretia Love, Carla Romanelli, John Karlsen
Directed By:
Ruggero Deodato
43. Continental Express (1939)
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Continental Express
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Role:
Jacques Sauvin
Starring:
John Loder, Valerie Hobson, Muriel Aked, George Devine
Directed By:
Herbert Mason
44. Titanic in a Tub: The Golden Age of Toy Boats (1981)
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Titanic in a Tub: The Golden Age of Toy Boats
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Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Tim Forbes

TV Movie(s)

1. Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (1974)
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Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love
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Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Lorne Greene, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Bixby, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lloyd Bochner, Leonard Nimoy
Directed By:
Arnold Laven, John Badham
2. The Kingfisher (1985)
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The Kingfisher
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Role:
Cecil
Starring:
Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack, Gary Owen
Directed By:
James Cellan Jones
3. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
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Starring:
Amy Irving, Christian Bale, Elke Sommer, Omar Sharif, Olivia de Havilland, Susan Lucci
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Marlon Brando, Nanette Fabray, Jack Benny, Joanne Woodward, Peter Falk, James Mason, Patricia Neal
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
Starring:
Buddy Ebsen, Paul Muni, Mary Wickes, Eddie Albert, Luise Rainer, Margaret Sullavan, John Carradine
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
The United States Steel Hour
Starring:
Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Vincent Price, Betty White, Gene Hackman, Paul Newman, Carol Burnett
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960)
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jason Robards, Alice Ghostley, Eva Gabor, Helen Hayes, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Paul Nickell
Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Dennehy, Julie Andrews, James Earl Jones
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
BBC Play of the Month (1965)
BBC Play of the Month
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Pam Ferris, Rod Steiger, Joss Ackland, Daniel Day-Lewis
Directed By:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
The DuPont Show of the Month
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Larry Hagman, Dick Van Patten, Dina Merrill, Jessica Tandy, Anne Meara, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Startime (1959)
Startime
Starring:
Gracie Allen, George Burns, Sydney Pollack, Alan Young, Bobby Darin, Joan Fontaine, Dean Martin
Directed By:
Alfred Hitchcock, Greg Garrison, Gordon Rigsby, Jack Donohue, Bretaigne Windust

Rex Harrison Awards

Academy Awards
My Fair Lady Best Actor in a Leading Role 1965
Golden Globe Awards
My Fair Lady Best Actor - Comedy or Musical 1965