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A huge panorama of Richard Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria, to the final ... See full summary »
During filming, the "Three Knights", Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, and Sir Ralph Richardson, would dine together, and each would try to "outdo" the others in serving opulent meals.
When Ludwig is wading into the water to drown himself, automobiles are seen driving on a highway on the far shore.
A feature-length 466-minute director's cut was released on DVD in 2011.