Androcles and the Lion Androcles and the Lion

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Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion

George Bernard Shaw’s breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable—about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion’s paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act—was written as a meditation on modern Christian values. Pascal’s final Shaw production is played broadly, with comic character actor Alan Young as the titular naïf. He’s ably supported by Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, and Elsa Lanchester.

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Androcles e o Leão, Androcles y el León, Androkles og løven, Androcles y el león, Androkles ja leijona, Androclès et le lion, Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, O androklis kai to liontari, Androclo e il leone, Androcles och lejonet

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