Androcles and the Lion

Producer-elect to Bernard Shaw for Pygmalion, Major Barbara and Caesar and Cleopatra, Gabriel Pascal foundered in Hollywood with this pompously stagebound and unhappily cast spectacular which simply ambles through the play. The original casting of Harpo Marx as Androcles (he was fired by Howard Hughes after five weeks' shooting) might have been really something.

By: TM

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Cast and crew

Director: Chester Erskine
Screenwriter: Chester Erskine
Cast: Jean Simmons
Victor Mature
Alan Young
Maurice Evans
Elsa Lanchester
Robert Newton