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Androcles and the Lion

Androcles and the Lion

Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lionDec. 01, 1952USA98 Min.Approved
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Nicholas Ray


Jean Simmons isLavinina
Alan Young isAndrocles
Robert Newton isFerrovius
Gene Lockhart isMenagerie Keeper
Menagerie Keeper
Alan Mowbray isEditor of Gladiators
Editor of Gladiators


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. Pascal’s final Shaw production is played broadly, with comic character actor Alan Young as the titular naïf. He’s ably supported by Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, and Elsa Lanchester.

Original titleAndrocles and the Lion
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