Androcles And The Lion

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  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1953
  • Running time: 98 min
George Bernard Shaw’s breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable—about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act—was written as a meditation on modern Christian values. read more

George Bernard Shaw’s breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable—about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act—was written as a meditation on modern Christian values. And Pascal’s final Shaw production plays it broadly, casting comic character actor Alan Young as the titular naïf. He’s ably supported by Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, and Elsa Lanchester.

Original Release

01/09/1953

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Cast

Directors

Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray

Writers

Chester Erskine, Ken Englund, George Bernard Shaw

Cast

Alan Young Androcles
Jean Simmons Lavinina
Robert Newton Ferrovius
Victor Mature Captain
Maurice Evans Caesar
Elsa Lanchester Megaera
Reginald Gardiner Lentulus
Gene Lockhart Menagerie Keeper
Alan Mowbray Editor of Gladiators
Noel Willman Spintho
John Hoyt Cato
Jim Backus Centurion
Lowell Gilmore Metellus
Woody Strode The Lion
Strother Martin Soldier (uncredited)

Producers

Editors

Roland Gross

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