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Jason and the Argonauts
Directed by Don Chaffey • 1963 • United States
Starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman
The Greek legend of Jason and the Argonauts blazes to vivid, enthralling life thanks to the brilliantly imaginative animation of stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen. He contributed many of his finest creations—including a gaggle of sword-swinging skeletons, a seven-headed hydra, and the hulking bronze giant Talos—to this rollicking swashbuckler, in which the eponymous hero sets out on an epic adventure in search of the fabled Golden Fleece. The glorious Eastmancolor visuals and rousing Bernard Herrmann score further enhance this irresistibly entertaining peak of fantasy cinema.