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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

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Starring (View all)
Zero Mostel Zero Mostel
Pseudolus
Phil Silvers Phil Silvers
Marcus Lycus
Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
Erronius
Jack Gilford Jack Gilford
Hysterium
Annette Andre Annette Andre
Philia
Leon Greene Leon Greene
Captain Miles Gloriosus


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Melvin Frank Melvin Frank
(screenplay)
Michael Pertwee Michael Pertwee
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1 year ago at Nov 17 18:41
My biggest problem with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is that half of the musical’s songs got jettisoned leaving the film adaptation as a movie musical that’s a little shy about it, so it masquerades as a bawdy burlesque instead. Essentially a chance for star Zero Mostel to mug the camera for two hours with help with from Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, and Buster Keaton, in his f... read more
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Zero Mostel, Buster Keaton, Phil Silvers, and an uproarious supporting cast scam their way through this boisterous romp through ancient Rome amid gorgeous women, mistaken identities, stunning surprises, cunning disguises, and great Stephen Sondheim songs.
Release date: 16 October 1966
UPC: 027616809124
Tags: Comedy (9), Musical (8), 1960s (4), 1966 (3), Rome (3), Romance (2), Crossdressing (2), Satire (2), Based On A Play (2), Singing (2), Chases (1), Roman (1), 1960's (1), Stage Adaptation (1), Based On A Stage Musical (1), Roman Empire (1), Musicals (1), Love (1), Innuendo (1), Fear Of Disease (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 year ago

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

“My biggest problem with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is that half of the musical’s songs got jettisoned leaving the film adaptation as a movie musical that’s a little shy about it, so it masquerades as a bawdy burlesque instead. Essentially a chance for star Zero Mostel to mug the camera for two hours with help with from Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, and Buster Keaton, in his final film, A Funny Thing is an enjoyable mess of a movie. If vaudeville had been a thing in ancient Greece, complete with Borscht belt humor, it would’ve looked something like this.   Little attention is paid to historical accuracy, and why would it, when the story boils down to an anachronistic farce about a slave trying to earn his freedom by helping his hapless master win the girl. Once ag” read more

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"When: September 8th First-Time Viewing: Yes. How: DVD from the library. What'd I Think?: Highly amusing, and often very funny farce, is quick-paced, and snappy. My Rating: 8/10 Other Notes: NA."


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"Best Adaptation or Treatment Score! Winner: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum! Nominees: The Gospel According to St. Matthew Return of the Seven The Singing Nun Stop the World - I Want to Get Off"


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