Androcles and the Lion Movie Review 1952

Information and Film Reviews for Androcles and the Lion the Movie

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Stage-bound Hollywood version of the George Bernard Shaw story about a tailor in Imperial Rome who saves Christians from a hungry lion he had previously befriended. Sharp dialogue and a plot that's relatively (within the bounds of Hollywood) faithful help a great play become a semi-satisfying cinematic morsel. Harpo Marx was originally cast as Androcles, but was fired by producer Howard Hughes five weeks into the shooting.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Religion, Adapted from a Story, Plays to Film: George Bernard Shaw, Big Cats
Jean Simmons, Alan Young, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, Maurice Evans, Elsa Lanchester
Harry Stradling
Chester Erskine
Gabriel Pascal

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