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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum / screenplay by Melvin Frank and Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester.

Lester, Richard, 1932- (film director.). Frank, Melvin, 1913-1988 (screenwriter,, film producer.). Pertwee, Michael, (screenwriter.). Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977 (actor.). Silvers, Phil, 1911-1985 (actor.). Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966 (actor.). Crawford, Michael, 1942- (actor.). Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995 (actor.). Sondheim, Stephen. (composer (expression)). Thorne, Ken. (composer (expression)). Shevelove, Burt. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Funny thing happened on the way to the forum. (Added Author). Gelbart, Larry, (author.). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Kino Classics (Firm), (film distributor.). Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Michael Hordern. (Cast).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury.
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General Note:
Based on the stage play produced by Harold S. Prince, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart which was based on the plays of Plautus.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music direction, Ken Thorne ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; director of photography, Nicolas Roeg ; editor, John Victor Smith.
Participant or Performer Note:
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Michael Hordern.
Summary, etc.:
When a wily, witty, lying, lazy, cheating slave discovers that his master's son is in love with the girl next door, a virgin courtesan, he promises to help win her heart in exchange for his freedom. But the road to romance is blocked with stunning surprises, cunning disguises and the wildest chariot race ever!
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo; mastered in HD.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Slaves > Rome > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Rome > Drama.
Rome > History > Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D. > Drama.
Plautus, Titus Maccius > Film adaptations.
Genre: Musical films.
Comedy films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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