Jason and the Argonauts (19-Jun-1963)|
Director: Don Chaffey
Writers: Jan Read; Beverley Cross
From poem: The Argonautica by Apollonios Rhodios
Music by: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Charles H. Schneer
Usurped of his rightful title, Greek mythological hero Jason braves the seas in a quest for the Golden Fleece, which possesses magical powers that would prove useful in reclaiming the Kingdom of Thessaly. Stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen, who considered this his best work. Bernard Herrmann's score is excellent; the dialog and acting, significantly less so.
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