The life and times of the Roman emperor Claudius (10 B.C.-A.D. 54).

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Allan Aynesworth ...
Asiatacus, Senator (as Alan Aynesworth)
John Clements ...
Valente
Leonora Corbett ...
Caesonia
Roy Emerton ...
Octavius
Gina Evans ...
Vestal Virgin
Frank Forbes-Robertson ...
Lupus, captain of the guard
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Xenophon, Claudius' doctor
Morland Graham ...
Halotus, master of Livia's household
Everley Gregg ...
Domita, Messalina's mother
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Vespasian
Allan Jeayes ...
Musa, the emperor's physician
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The life and times of the Roman emperor Claudius (10 B.C.-A.D. 54).

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Charles Laughton, despite giving a splendid performance, had a great deal of difficulty getting into the role, and director Josef von Sternberg was not very sympathetic or helpful. So when co-star Merle Oberon was injured in a car crash during filming, he used it as an excuse to abandon the film, which was nowhere near completion. All the filmed footage survives, however. See more »

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According to "The Epic that Never Was", Director Josef von Sternberg asked the Costume Designer John Armstrong to prepare a briefing on the Vestal Virgins for him. Armstrong reported the factual details on the Virgins, that there were about six of them and that they dressed modestly. Von Sternberg told him that would not do for his picture, and instructed him to prepare sixty extras to be Vestal Virgins, in what appear to be bikinis, and Armstrong also provided each a semi-transparent circular veil to cover themselves. The resulting scene is quite striking and beautiful and fits in well with the film's intended "epic" proportions. But it is historically inaccurate, by order of the director. See more »

Quotes

Claudius: It's good to see y-you're better, Caesar.
Caligula: I haven't been ill. I'm simply undergoing a change. It's the most momentous transformation that any human being has ever achieved. A prophecy is about to be fulfilled. I am being - reborn.
Claudius: I hope your condition is not t-t-too painful.
Caligula: It is painful to be one's own mother. Well, idiot, can't you see any change in me?
Claudius: I was blind not to see it instantly. You're no longer human. May I be the first to worship you, as a g-g-g-god?
Caligula: It took you a long time to ...
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Referenced in I, Tonya (2017) See more »

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