Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion (1953)

With George Bernard Shaw safely in his grave, RKO chief Howard Hughes had no qualms about twisting and bending Shaw's +Androcles & the Lion to accommodate his own notions of entertainment. Happier, wiser heads prevailed before the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 9, 1953
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Variety Staff

Bernard Shaw's satirical comedy on Romans and Christians provides the basis for a fair film offering. Picture is a curious mixture of basic comedy and Shavian wit.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

The imported British supporting cast, including Robert Newton, behave like fish out of water under Chester Erskine's shambolic direction.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

[A] pompously stagebound and unhappily cast spectacular.

TV Guide

A good adult story for kids, set in ancient Rome.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The intellectual content of the drama suffers from staging that is dull; the fantasy and drollery of it seem curiously clumsy and slow.

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jay nixon
The production design and direction are unimaginative but this is loaded with wonderful performances from both the American actors as well as the great cast of… More