Androcles and the Lion is a 1952 RKO film produced by Gabriel Pascal from the George Bernard Shaw play. This was Pascal's last film, made two years after the death of Shaw, his long-standing friend and mentor, and two years before his own death. Androcles is a fugitive Christian tailor who is on the run from his Roman persecutors. While hiding in the forest he comes upon a wild lion who, instead of attacking the weak and starving slave, approaches him with a wounded paw, which he holds out to Androcles as if to beg his assistance. Androcles sees that the source of the lion's agony is a large...
|Release date:||January 9, 1953|
|Directed by:||Nicholas Ray, Chester Erskine|
|Music by:||Friedrich Hollaender|
|Screenplay by:||Ken Englund, Chester Erskine|
|Adapted from:||Androcles and the Lion|