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Major Barbara (1941) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Harold French and Gabriel Pascal and produced by Gabriel Pascal.

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Major Barbara (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 20, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Major Barbara Directed by Gabriel Pascal Written by George Bernard Shaw 1941/UK Gabriel Pascal Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Rex Harrison and Wendy Hiller were born to play Shaw. Agnostic socialist Adolphus Cusins (Rex Harrison), a Greek scholar, is a flop at public speaking. ?He goes t... Read full article

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Andrew Underschaft: The fist Underschaft wrote: if God gave man the hand, let not man withhold the sword. The second wrote: all have the right to fight, none have the right to judge. The third wrote up: to man the heaven, to heaven the victory. The fourth had no literary turn, so he didn't write up anything, but he sold cannons to Napoleon under the nose of George III. The fifth wrote up: peace shall not prevail, save with a sword in her hand. But the sixth, my master, was best of all. He wrote up: nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it's not done! After that, there was nothing left for me to say, so I wrote up simply: unashamed.

Stephen Underschaft: I'm sorry sir that you force me to forget the respect due to you as my father. I'm an Englishman, I will not hear the government of my country insulted!
Andrew Underschaft: The government of your country! I am the government of your country! I and Lazarus. Do you suppose that you and half a dozen amateurs like you, sitting in a row in that foolish gavel shop, can govern a country like England? Be off with you my boy, and play with your historic parties, and leading articles, and burning questions, and the rest of your toys. And in return, you shall have the support and applause of my newspapers, and the delight of imagining that you're a great statesman.

Andrew Underschaft: Poverty and slavery have stood up for centuries to your sermons and leading articles. They won't stand up to my machine guns. Don't preach at them. Don't reason with them. Kill them!

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This is Deborah Kerr's first credited movie role.
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