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

NR 99 min - Comedy, Music - 16 October 1966
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This screen adaptation of the stage musical of the same name finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.

Director:  Richard Lester
Writers:  Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart
Stars:  Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene, Roy Kinnear, Alfie Bass, John Bluthal, Pamela Brown, Patricia Jessel, Beatrix Lehmann, Frank Thornton, Peter Butterworth, John Bennett, Andrew Faulds, Jennifer Nicole Baker, Susan Baker, Ronnie Brody, Frank Elliott, Lucienne Bridou, Helen Funai, Bill Kerr, Jack May, Inga Nielsen, Jon Pertwee, Janet Webb, Myrna White, Ingrid Pitt

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This screen adaptation of the stage musical of the same name finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.



Tagline: Something for Everyone!

Genres: Comedy, Music

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Country:   United Kingdom,   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  16 October 1966

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, Melvin Frank Production

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 39 min

Academy Award Nomination

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment) — Ken Thorne


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