The Epic That Never Was

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In 1937, director Josef von Sternberg began filming an epic version of the best-seller "I, Claudius." Featuring Charles Laughton in the title role and Merle Oberon as his love interest, Messalina, the film seemed destined for greatness, but friction on the set, artistic disagreements and a serious accident befalling Oberon doomed the project. This 1965 documentary features all the extant footage from von Sternberg's film and new interviews with the surviving principals.

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Charles Laughton
Tiberius Claudius (archive footage)
Robert Graves
Himself
Josef von Sternberg
Himself (director) (archive footage)
Merle Oberon
Herself (Messalina) (archive footage)
Flora Robson
Herself (Livia) (archive footage)
Emlyn Williams
Himself (Caligula) (archive footage)
Eileen Corbett
Herself (script girl)
John Armstrong
Himself (costume designer)
Bill Duncalf
Writer (Screenplay)
Robert Graves
Writer (Novel)
Robert Kauffman
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Brian Keene
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