• Film

Major Barbara


Time Out says

George Bernard Shaw collaborated on the screenplay of this straightforward adaptation of his 1905 comedy about the daughter of a munitions tycoon (Hiller) who joins the army - the Salvation Army, that is - pursued by an amorous professor of Greek (Harrison). There is plenty to relish, notably Newton and Morley hamming it up (as, respectively, the rumbustious Bill Walker and the overbearing tycoon), and Deborah Kerr in her debut; but it does tend to just sit there. It was David Lean's first shot at directing, but producer Pascal helmed the bulk of it.

Release Details

  • Duration:121 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean
  • Screenwriter:George Bernard Shaw
  • Cast:
    • Wendy Hiller
    • Rex Harrison
    • Robert Morley
    • Robert Newton
    • Emlyn Williams
    • David Tree
    • Marie Löhr
    • Sybil Thorndike
    • Deborah Kerr
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