Major Barbara (1941)
Average Rating: 8.3/10
Reviews Counted: 8
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1941 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 118
George Bernard Shaw's satiric comedy about wealth and poverty is brought to the screen with wonderful performances by Rex Harrison and Wendy Hiller. Hiller plays Major Barbara Undershaft, a major in the Salvation Army who is also a socialist and stridently attacks capitalists -- in particular her father Andrew (Robert Morley), the head of a munitions plant. In love with Barbara is the young Greek scholar Adolphus Cusins (Rex Harrison), whose attentions go unreturned since Barbara spends all her
Jan 1, 1941 Wide
Feb 23, 2010
Maj. Barbara Undersh...
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Pascal's screen version of Bernard Shaw's 1905 satire about socialism and capitalism is too theatrical, but the dialogue is witty and the performances by Rex Harrison and Wendy Hiller superb.
... preserves the social debate and witty dialogue of the play and succeeds on the personality brought to the screen by a top-notch cast.
Uma fascinante discussão sobre moralidade, religião (no sentido de redenção pessoal) e sacrifícios ideológicos em prol de princípios maiores.
Splendid translation of Shaw's play.
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