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Director Thorold Dickinson planned to utilize footage from this project in "The Denham Studio Mystery", a proposed sequel to his film The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939). The film was never made, 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 »

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Claudius: Caligula was murdered. He ruled by force, but a state such as I hope to establish cannot condone murder. For violence is an enemy to justice. And in the name of justice, I call upon the murderers of Caligula to step forward.
Capt. of Caligula's Guard: We killed a tyrant, Caesar.
Claudius: But you broke your solemn oaths as Roman soldiers, to protect your Emperor. You didn't strike for your country. You killed in the name of your own private grudges. I was with you Cassius, when the tyrant kicked you, but you were not content with ...
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Never seen it, neither has anyone else... Why does this have a rating?
25 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To those of you who have given this "film" a rating, shame on you. The film doesn't exist. It was never completed and therefore you could not have seen it.

The closest I or anyone else has come to seeing it is the documentary, The Epic That Never Was. It gave some very cool looks into the problems that plagued this film, most notably Laughton's inability to get into character and his numerous tantrums on set. It did not however show the entire film or even close to it. That's because only a small portion of the film was even shot.

So please, no more ratings for this movie.


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