When Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) comes to visit Alexandria, one of the first things he does is see the Sphinx. While basking in the Sphinx’s glory, he meets a strange, silly young girl who urges him to hide before the Romans find and eat him. After talking to this girl for a few minutes, he... Read full article
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The role of Caesar was originally offered to John Gielgud, who turned it down because he detested Gabriel Pascal.
Gabriel Pascal went on to produce only one more Shaw film, the 1952 version of Androcles and the Lion, which he did not direct.
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