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Androcles and the Lion (1952)

12/01/1952 (US) Comedy 1h 38m
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Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion

Overview

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.

  1. Chester Erskine

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Victor Mature

    Victor Mature

    Captain

  2. Jean Simmons

    Jean Simmons

    Lavinina

  3. Alan Young

    Alan Young

    Androcles

  4. Robert Newton

    Robert Newton

    Ferrovius

  5. Maurice Evans

    Maurice Evans

    Caesar

  6. Elsa Lanchester

    Elsa Lanchester

    Megaera

  7. Reginald Gardiner

    Reginald Gardiner

    Lentulus

  8. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

    Menagerie Keeper

  9. Alan Mowbray

    Alan Mowbray

    Editor of Gladiators

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Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion

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Original Language English

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