I, Claudius / The Epic that Never Was

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I, Claudius / The Epic that Never Was

dir. Josef von Sternberg (1936) / hosted by Dirk Bogarde (BBC, 1965)

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Fittingly for a piece exploring why von Sternberg’s big screen adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius was never completed, the documentary itself has a rough, unfinished feel to it. Surviving footage reveals a lavish production. Charles Laughton mesmerises as the emperor Claudius.


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