Major Barbara
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Uma fascinante discussão sobre moralidade, religião (no sentido de redenção pessoal) e sacrifícios ideológicos em prol de princípios maiores."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Good intro to corporate social responsibility."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Splendid translation of Shaw's play."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"... preserves the social debate and witty dialogue of the play and succeeds on the personality brought to the screen by a top-notch cast."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
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