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George Bernard Shaw on Film

Series #20

Feb 23, 2010

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

George Bernard Shaw on Film

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Directed By: Gabriel Pascal, Chester Erskine
Starring: Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr, Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Victor Mature, Jean Simmons
Licensor: Valerie Pascal Delacorte and the Society of Authors representing George Bernard Shaw

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The hugely influential Nobel Prize-winning critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw was notoriously reluctant to allow his writing to be adapted for the cinema. Yet thanks to the persistence of Hungarian producer Gabriel Pascal, Shaw finally agreed to collaborate on a series of screen versions of his witty, social-minded plays, starting with the Oscar-winning Pygmalion. The three other films that resulted from this famed alliance, Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Androcles and the Lion, long overshadowed by the sensation of Pygmalion, are gathered here for the first time on DVD. These clever, handsomely mounted entertainments star such luminaries of the big screen as Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Wendy Hiller, and Rex Harrison.

  • Contains the films Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Androcles and the Lion


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