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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: 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 time on her crusade against wealth. To show up his daughter, Andrew donates 50,000 pounds to the Salvation Army which, to Barbara's horror, the Army's general (Sybil Thorndike) happily accepts. Barbara, in protest, quits her post and it is left to Adolphus to take her on a tour of her father's munitions plant and prove to her the benefits of capitalism. ...Major Barbara ( George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara )

Product Details

  • Actors: Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton, David Tree, Deborah Kerr
  • Directors: Gabriel Pascal
  • Producers: Major Barbara ( George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara ), Major Barbara, George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 116.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018V3LOM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,026 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Russ on September 9, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
A previous reviewer noted that the film was basically a platform to expound on George Bernard Shaw's views on munitions, war and other issues of the day, and rated it with one star.

I found that Shaw's social views, brilliantly elucidated by Robert Morley in a better acting performance than many of us have ever seen him in, are what make this a great film; whether you agree with them or, like Morley's estranged screen daughter Wendy Hiller in the title role, disagree, the dialogue is fascinating; the acting from Morley, Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Newton and a youthful Deborah Kerr, is first-rate; and the gritty London locales add greatly to the atmospheric ambience of the film. I hope the powers-that-be favor us with a DVD version of this great film soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miles D. Moore VINE VOICE on January 22, 2012
Format: VHS Tape
I have just watched the Eclipse DVD of Gabriel Pascal's version of "Major Barbara," and I was thoroughly delighted with it. Many viewers today might not sit still for a movie as talky as this, but for those with the patience, Shaw's witty, cutting observations on religion, society and money hit home just as strongly today as they did when this film was made 70-odd years ago. Watching the disillusionment of Salvation Army Maj. Barbara Undershaft (Wendy Hiller) as the General (Sybil Thorndike) accepts an enormous donation from Barbara's munitions-manufacturing father (Robert Morley), I thought, "When did I last hear about a controversy like this? Oh yes--Christopher Hitchens and Mother Teresa!"

The film is a virtual Who's Who of British theatre and cinema; besides Hiller, Morley and Thorndyke, the cast includes Rex Harrison, Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr, Emlyn Williams, Torin Thatcher and Stanley Holloway, and all are at their best. The technical credits are just as impressive--William Walton wrote the music, David Lean was an assistant director, etc. I found the movie enthralling, especially Morley's performance as that most benevolent devil, Andrew Undershaft, delivering his rapier lines with wide-eyed, childlike innocence. At one point he says to his son, "You know nothing, but you think you know everything. You are clearly suited for a career in politics." At another point, when a homeless man assails him--"I wouldn't have your conscience, sir, for all your income!"--Undershaft replies, "And I wouldn't have your income, sir, for all your conscience!"

My only complaint about this DVD is its total lack of extras; a "Making Of" documentary would have been extremely welcome. Otherwise, this version of "Major Barbara" deserves to be considered a classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 3, 2009
Format: DVD
First came on this movie while reading "The Arms of Krupp" by William Manchester ISBN: 0736607161 the paragraph that mentions this film is:

"Yet war ministers abroad were still very much aware of the family. So were the critics, as George Bernard Shaw demonstrated brilliantly in December 1905 when his "Major Barbra", a thinly veiled satire largely based on the Krupps, opened in London. In the play Barbara is substituted for Bertha, the head munitions family is named Sir Andrew Undershoot, and Bertha-Barbara is given a pacifist brother called Stephen."

The movie its self has some "Major" actors as Windy Hiller, Rex Harrison, and Robert Morley.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By On-line Consumer on April 15, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you love Deborah Kerr, this film is one of her first acting gigs. She is about 19 years old. I loved it. The DVD is in a Non-USA Format so you will need a DVD Player that plays the different regions. I have a Phillips and it's great.
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By Tony Bryk on December 26, 2012
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This is how Major Barbara should be done. Robert Morley is priceless, Wendy Hiller, sweet, charming and deliciously naive, Rec Harrison in top form and so very young. It's a merry romp, written at a time when you could still make fun of such things as cannons and war and get away with it. It would be difficult to find an equal cast than the one in this production to do the play justice, It's great fun. Go get it.
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Does anyone know if this is the complete version?it runs 116 minutes PAL.i chose this version over the eclipse one because reviews said the eclipse version was incomplete.now I'm terribly confused.the film BTW is excellent.
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