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Androcles and the Lion / Original Television Cast

Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 5260  
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bill StarrClifford DavidGeorge MathewsKurt Kasznar,   ... 
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Based on George Bernard Shaw's play, the 1967 television special Androcles and the Lion recounts the story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum. Set to music by Richard Rodgers, the cast includes British comedian Norman Wisdom as Androcles, Noel Coward as Caesar and features Ed Ames, John Cullum and Geoffrey Holder.

1. Opening 4:45 – Orchestra
2. Velvet Paws 5:45 – Norman Wisdom
Dialogue: Norman Wisdom and Patricia Routledge
3. Follow in Our Footsteps 1:52 – Ed Ames and Chorus
4. Strangers 5:00 – Inga Swenson and John Cullum
Dialogue: Inga Swenson and John Cullum Read more /> 5. A Fine Young Man 6:45 – Ed Ames
Dialogue: Ed Ames and Brian Bedford
Strength Is My Weakness – Norman Wisdom and Ed Ames
Dialogue: Norman Wisdom, Ed Ames, Inga Swenson and Brian Bedford
6. Gladiators’ Ballet 3:07 – Orchestra
7. The Emperor’s Thumb 2:47 – Noel Coward
Dialogue: Noel Coward, Inga Swenson, Kurt Kasznar and Clifford David
8. No More Waiting 4:50 – Inga Swenson and John Cullum
Dialogue: Norman Wisdom, Inga Swenson and John Cullum
9. The Arena Pantomime 3:55 – Norman Wisdom and Orchestra
10. Don’t Be Afraid Of An Animal 4:51 – Noel Coward and Norman Wisdom
Dialogue: Noel Coward, Norman Wisdom and Bill Hickey
11. Reprise: No More Waiting 4:23 – Inga Swenson and John Cullum
Dialogue: Noel Coward, Norman Wisdom, Ed Ames, Inga Swenson and John Cullum
Velvet Paws – Norman Wisdom Read less

Works on This Recording

Androcles and the Lion by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bill Starr (Voice), Clifford David (Voice), George Mathews (Voice),
Kurt Kasznar (Voice), Norman Wisdom (Voice), Brian Bedford (Voice),
Ed Ames (Voice), Noel Coward (Voice), Inga Swenson (Voice),
John Cullum (Voice), Patricia Routledge (Voice), William Redfield (Voice),
Geoffrey Holder (Voice), Bill Hickey (Voice), George Reeder (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 

Customer Reviews

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 Mixed Feelings May 1, 2018 By Gary P. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "My interest in buying this CD is that I was involved in the television production, so it has a special significance for me. As a cast recording, too much of it is awful. But there is enough to bring a smile to my face and provide wonderful memories." Report Abuse
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