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Androcles and the Lion

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Original title
Androcles and the Lion
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Chester Erskine, Ken Englund (Play: George Bernard Shaw)
Music
Frederick Hollander
Cinematography
Harry Stradling Sr. (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
Comedy | Roman Empire
Synopsis / Plot
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
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