Androcles and the Lion
Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young
A slave takes a thorn from the paw of a lion, which later, in the arena, refuses to eat him
Regal splendour, beautiful women, laughs supreme – amidst scenes of sensational wonders in the glittering days of pagan Rome!
Shavian drollery, with interpolated discussions on faith, is scarcely ideal cinema material, but gusto in the performances keeps it going despite stolid direction. (Halliwell’s)
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RKO Radio Pictures