Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With George Bernard Shaw
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1. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle presentable in high society.
Votes: 82,938 | Gross: $72.00M
3. Great Performances (1971– )
TV-G | Music
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »
4. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Of the many anthology series, this is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts, it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
5. Pygmalion (1938)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.
Votes: 7,497 | Gross: $3.05M
6. Saint Joan (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1456, French King Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the seventeen-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army, and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.
7. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar (Claude Rains), who teaches her how to rule Egypt.
8. The Devil's Disciple (1959)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance
The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.
13. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
15. Major Barbara (1941)
Approved | 121 min | Comedy
A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary.
16. Omnibus (1952–1961)
55 min | Drama, History, Music
Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »
17. Great Catherine (1968)
G | 99 min | Comedy
Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston (Peter O'Toole), and his fiancée Claire arrive in St. Petersburg. Edstaston is ... See full summary »
25. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.
27. Encounter (1952–1961)
60 min | Drama
An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC and ABC. In Canada, the series was known as "General Motors Presents". The one-hour dramas were either ... See full summary »
30. National Theatre Live: Saint Joan (2017)
240 min | Drama
A teenager named Joanfrom the French countryside decides to spring to action when England invades France. After having visions of Archangel and Saints, she goes to Charles VII to offer her support.
31. Pygmalion (1983 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 109 min | Comedy
The standard My Fair Lady (1964) story, with a provocative rendition by Peter O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?
34. The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Sir Dirk Bogarde), but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to Dr. Blenkinsop (Michael Gwynn) and convinces him to... See full summary »
37. Les maris, les femmes, les amants (1989)
117 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of women send their husbands and children to the island of Ré and stay in Paris to spend the month of August. During this time children try to become adults and their parents find ... See full summary »
38. National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (2015)
220 min | Comedy, Drama
Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic.
39. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama
Julius Caesar's arrival in Egypt proves to be more than interesting to the beautiful Cleopatra, ambitious sister to the boy pharaoh.
40. Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)
130 min | Comedy
Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first ... See full summary »
41. The Best of Friends (1991 TV Movie)
81 min | Biography
Adapted from their letters and journals, this is a portrayal of the unique twenty-five-year friendship shared by Dame Laurentia McLachlan (Benedictine nun), Sir Sydney Cockerell (museum ... See full summary »
43. Arms and the Man (1958)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he's got the wrong ... See full summary »
45. Mournful Unconcern (1987)
110 min | Drama
Family and friends gather in a decadent house to party. Despite their delusive distinction a raw passion for sex and violence comes to light.
48. Arms and the Man (1983 TV Movie)
105 min | Comedy, Romance
First produced in 1894 on the London stage, a frightened Swiss soldier climbs into a young Bulgarian girl's room during wartime. This drama looks at love and war.