Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

1963 | UK | Don Chaffey | ★★★

Starring Todd Armstrong, Don Chaffey's lovingly crafted Jason and the Argonauts is a generally endearing though only mildly diverting fantasy adventure, filled with charming special effects (from Ray Harryhausen) and infectious derring-do.


"Jason (Todd Armstrong), a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so, Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera, Queen of the Gods, sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant, the venomous Hydraa—a huge creature with the heads of seven snakes, and an army of skeletons." Sony Pictures