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Shaw Talks for Movietone News (1928)

Not Rated  |   |  Short  |  25 June 1928 (USA)
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Famous author George Bernard Shaw's monologue to an audience on a variety of topics, including his impression of Mussolini's stern facial expressions.

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Famous author George Bernard Shaw's monologue to an audience on a variety of topics, including his impression of Mussolini's stern facial expressions.

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25 June 1928 (USA)  »

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Greeting by George Bernard Shaw  »

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(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

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One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film has a running time of 5 minutes. See more »

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Early talkie with Shaw Talking Constantly
8 November 2004 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

This short is simply George Bernard Shaw making his talking film debut before the American camera. And talk he does. Shot on the grounds of his home in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, Shaw walks towards the camera, feigns surprise at our visit, and proceeds to deliver a rambling monologue about Mussolini's grouchy look and other totally unrelated subjects. Supposedly Shaw agreed to do this film on the condition he could direct. That makes it all the odder that he seems to be rambling and ill prepared. The film is fascinating for it's historical value, and is included in the DVD set "More Treasures from American Film Archives".


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