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Androcles and the Lion (1952)

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


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


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  1. Victor Mature

    Victor Mature


  2. Jean Simmons

    Jean Simmons


  3. Alan Young

    Alan Young


  4. Robert Newton

    Robert Newton


  5. Maurice Evans

    Maurice Evans


  6. Elsa Lanchester

    Elsa Lanchester


  7. Reginald Gardiner

    Reginald Gardiner


  8. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

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  9. Alan Mowbray

    Alan Mowbray

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Androcles and the Lion
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