THE EPIC THAT NEVER WAS
Sunday, February 22
(1965) One of cinema’s most tantalizing unrealized projects: Josef von Sternberg’s 1937 adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, to have starred Laughton (in the title role), Merle Oberon, and Emlyn Williams (as Caligula), aborted after epic on-set battles and Oberon’s near-fatal auto accident. Dirk Bogarde narrates this documentary combining remarkable out-takes and interviews with the survivors. Approx. 75 min. Digital.