Androcles and the Lion (1952)

Director
Chester Erskine

Main cast
Victor Mature; Jean Simmons; Alan Young; Robert Newton; Maurice Evans

Genres
Comedy

Description
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.


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