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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Kids/Family, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Stop motionSub-Category: Adventure Film, Costume drama, Stop motion, Fantasy, Family, Animation, Action FilmNarrative location: Ancient GreeceRuntime: 104 - 105 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesDirector: Don ChaffeyScreenwriter: Beverley CrossBased on: ArgonauticaMusic: Bernard HerrmannCinematography: Wilkie CooperStars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn, Douglas Wilmer, Jack Gwillim, Honor Blackman Producer: Charles H. SchneerAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Jason and the Argonauts is a 1963 Columbia Pictures fantasy Greek Mythology feature film starring Todd Armstrong as the titular mythical Greek hero in a story about his quest for the Golden Fleece. Directed by Don Chaffey in collaboration with stop motion animation expert Ray Harryhausen, the film is noted for its stop-motion creatures, and particularly the iconic fight with the skeletons. The score was composed by Bernard Herrmann, who also worked on other fantasy films with Harryhausen, such as Mysterious Island and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. The working title was Jason and the Golden Fleece.


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