After principal filming was completed, Howard Hughes
decided the film needed some extra sprucing up. He had Nicholas Ray
shoot a "Vestal Virgin Bathing Sequence" which immediately ran afoul with censors and enraged producer Gabriel Pascal
, amongst others. The sequence was eventually deleted from release prints. See more
You, uh, turn the other cheek when struck, I'm told?
Yes! By the grace of God, I do now.
Not that you're a coward, of course, but out of pure piety?
I fear God more than man. At least, I try to.
[He slaps Ferrovius hard on his right cheek. Androcles quickly moves to separate them but Ferrovius pushes him aside and turns his head to offer his right check, which Lentulus taps lightly with his hand
You know, I should feel ashamed if I let myself be struck like that and took it lying ...
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Words by Sabine Baring-Gould
sung by the marching Christian martyrs See more