Main title from Androcles and the Lion (1952) (3)

Androcles and the Lion

(1952)

1 1 1 1 1
| Film | USA | B&W | Adventure, Comedy | 1h 38min |
U
| Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young | Directors: Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray

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!

Cast

(14)
Jean Simmons (as Lavinia) in a photograph from Androcles and the Lion (1952) (1)
Lavinia
Victor Mature
Capt
Alan Young
Androcles
Robert Newton
Ferrovius
Maurice Evans
Emperor Antoninus
Elsa Lanchester
Megaera
Reginald Gardiner
Lentulus
Gene Lockhart
Menagerie Keeper
Alan Mowbray
Editor of Gladiators
Noel Willman
Spintho
John Hoyt
Cato
Jim Backus
Centurion
Lowell Gilmore
Metellus
Woody Strode
The Lion
+ Show full cast (4 more)

Reviews

(1)

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)

Pictures

(3)
Main title from Androcles and the Lion (1952) (3)
Androcles and the Lion DVD with Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons (as Lavinia) in a photograph from Androcles and the Lion (1952) (1)

Production

(4)
Chester Erskine
Director / Writer (screen adaptation)
Nicholas Ray
Director
Gabriel Pascal
Producer
Ken Englund
Writer (screen adaptation)

Companies

(2)
RKO Radio Pictures
Production company
RKO Radio Pictures
Distribution company