Jason & The Argonauts

D: Don Chaffey
Columbia (Charles H. Schneer)
UK 1963
104 mins


W: Jan Read & Beverly Cross
DP: Wilkie Cooper
Ed: Maurice Rootes
Mus: Bernard Herrmann
PD: Geoffrey Drake

Todd Armstrong (Jason), Honor Blackman (Hera), Niall MacGinnis (Zeus), Gary Raymond (Acastus), Laurence Naismith (Argus), Nancy Kovack (Medea)

The craft and execution to bring this semi-classic of British film to the screen may feel incredibly dated by modern standards, but Ray Harryheusen's stop-motion special effects must be considered a milestone in visual effects magic.
The story itself, based on Greek mythology, sees Jason, aided by the Gods, on a quest to find the Golden Fleece, fighting an array of beasts and monsters along the way.
Many liberties have been taken with the original fables, such as the addition of the skeleton fight, but the film simply wouldn't have been the same without them.

Jason & The Argonauts
Jason & The Argonauts