This movie received its earliest documented U.S. telecasts in Chicago and Cincinnati on Sunday, October 23, 1949 on WGN (Channel 9) and on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Detroit on Sunday, October 30, 1949 on WWJ (Channel 4), in Atlanta on Wednesday, November 16, 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in New York City on Friday, January 20, 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11), and in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 4, 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »
(at around 1h 35 mins) Just before she scolds her husband for addressing her as "Biddy", a boom mic shadow passes over the lace trim on the bosom of Lady Britomart's (Marie Lohr) gown. See more »
Oh, very well. Have it your own way. You know nothing and you think you know everything. That points clearly to a political career.
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As originally released, this featured a spoken prologue featuring George Bernard Shaw himself, but it has been cut from all TV and VHS prints. See more »
This movie is a George Bernard Shaw vehicle. As such it is very heavy handed. But of course that's what we love about Shaw. Isn't it?
No one yet has mentioned the cinematography. I'm no student on this topic, but the scenes where Undershaft gives a tour of his factory and his vision of paradise are truly awe inspiring. There's nothing subtle in it, it is quite vivid for its time. And I think black & white is perfect here. If it were done today in color, I'm sure it would lose something. As someone else said they're not sure why the movie is a comedy. Intentional (as a comedy) or not, t could be this scene.
I haven't seen the movie in years, it is this one scene that lives on in memory above all others.
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