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Androcles and the Lion

Androcles and the Lion(1953)

Also Known As: Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion |

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Brief Synopsis

Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?

Cast & Crew

Maurice Evans Antoninus, known as Caesar
Alan Young Androcles
Gene Lockhart Menagerie keeper
Noel Willman Spintho
Jim Backus Centurian

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Los Angeles: 30 Oct 1952
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  AFI*; EB
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  G. P. Productions, Inc., RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  98 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,788    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • One of the greats

    Susi 2014-07-26

    How many stars can you pack into one movie? This was fun just to try to name all the great actors!Truly one of the best stories going. Wish we made movies... MORE>

  • Divino filme

    Sonia 2010-10-30

    Uns dos meus filmes prediletos do Victor e da Jean Simmons. Um belo filme que merece ser visto. MORE>

  • Androcles and the Lion (1953) B&W

    Antoinette 2010-06-07

    It's been my experience that those of us who limit their viewings to only Color, or 60's and 70's as old movies, are missing out on some of... MORE>