Hitchcock directs Burton as Bond?

richard-burtonBurl Ives as “Henrico” Largo? Richard Burton as James Bond? Directed by Alfred Hitchcock??

“Liquidator65” has the whole story over at Jive Mofo, in a concise retelling of how the cinematic James Bond came to be, and Kevin McClory’s sisyphean efforts to create a parallel 007 film series.

Of course, we all know how things turned out, and are generally grateful for the outcome. On the other hand, Richard Burton as James Bond 007 in Alfred Hitchcock’s LONGITUDE 78 WEST sounds an intriguing notion.

Go, read and learn.