Film: 5932

Personalities | 1970 | Sound | Colour

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Synopsis:

Life of George Bernard Shaw and view of Shaw's house.

Portrait of G.B.S. with title "George Bernard Shaw lived here" then "Bernard Levin at Ayot St Lawrence.

Next, general view of the house and of trees and garden. Verse by Shaw is recited by Bernard Levin. Still of Shaw standing in the garden. Levin is seen sitting at the door of the house, addressing camera.

Next, film of Shaw at 92, walkes in garden. Scene in dining-room. Levin talks to camera, then moves to library, discusses Shaw's vast output. Several still photos of Shaw at various ages and of him as a youth and of his parents. Stage photo of Saint Joan by Sybil Thorndike. Levin discusses Shaw's public and private personae.

Next, photos of Shaw walking with his wife and his wife walking alone. Several more photos of Shaw as a young man. Photos of Shaw's "lovers", U.Patrick Campbell and Ellen Terry.

Shot of hall, with Shaw's hats and sticks. View of garden again with summer-house in which Shaw worked. Levin is seen. Seated within. Another shot of Shaw at his typewriter in the summer house. Interesting shots of home and garden, of Shaw in old age. Good still pictures of Ellen Terry and Una Patrick Campbell (Portrait at start in Augustus John of Mozart Clarinet Concerto)


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