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Jason and the Argonauts ()


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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

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Jason
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Medea
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Acastus
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Argos
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Zeus
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Hermes / Priest
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Pelias
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King Aeetes
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Hera
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Hylas
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Phineas
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Phalerus
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Hercules
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Antonelli ...
Dmitrius (uncredited)
Harold Bradley ...
Guard in Palace (uncredited)
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Polydeuces (uncredited)
Aldo Cristiani ...
Lynceus (uncredited)
Bill Gudgeon ...
Triton (uncredited)
Eva Haddon ...
Medea (uncredited) (voice)
Ferdinando Poggi ...
Castor (uncredited)
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Eupaemus (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
Davina Taylor ...
Briseis (uncredited)
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Jason (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Don Chaffey

Written by

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Jan Read ... (screenplay) &
Beverley Cross ... (screenplay)
 
Apollonios Rhodios ... (poem "The Argonautica") (uncredited)

Produced by

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John Dark ... production executive
Ray Harryhausen ... associate producer
Charles H. Schneer ... producer

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Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography by

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Wilkie Cooper ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Maurice Rootes

Editorial Department

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María Luisa Pino ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Geoffrey Drake

Art Direction by

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Jack Maxsted
Antonio Sarzi-Braga ... (as Tony Sarzi Braga)
Herbert Smith

Production Management

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Jimmy Komisarjevsky ... unit manager
Paul Maslansky ... unit manager
Leonardo Scavino ... unit manager (as Leon Lenoir)

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Dennis Bertera ... assistant director

Art Department

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James Wines ... title designer
Arthur Hayward ... sculptor: moulder (uncredited)

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Cyril Collick ... sound recordist
Alfred Cox ... sound editor
Red Law ... sound recordist

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Ray Harryhausen ... creator of special visual effects

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Ralph Faulkner ... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Ferdinando Poggi ... sword fight choreographer (uncredited)
Eddie Powell ... stunts (uncredited)

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Harry Gillam ... camera operator

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Bernard Herrmann ... conductor: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Phyllis Crocker ... continuity
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Plot Summary

Jason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen. Written by Rick Gregory

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Taglines Greatest Odyssey Of The Ages - for the first time on the screen See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jason and the Golden Fleece (United Kingdom)
  • Jason et les Argonautes (France)
  • Jasón y los argonautas (Spain)
  • Jàson i els argonautes (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Kampen om det gyllene skinnet (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ray Harryhausen regards this as his best film. See more »
Goofs As King Aeetes and his men watch the skeleton warriors emerge from the ground, Aeetes cries out as each one appears. But at one point, as a skeleton emerges, Aeetes is plainly seen mouthing something (probably "And still more!"), but his voice is not heard. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Helen of Troy (1956). See more »
Quotes Phineas: Zeus, I was a sinner. I've never tried to deny it. But I didn't sin every day. Why then do you punish me *every day*?
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