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

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Released 5-Apr-2004
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Something appealing. Something appalling. Something for everyone...a comedy tonight!

"One of the hottest burlesque shows that ever hit Broadway" (Time) comes to the screen showcasing the enormous talents of Tony Award winner Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford (Cocoon), Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford (Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera). Featuring keenly clever tunes like "Comedy Tonight" and "Lovely", this wild Stephen Sondheim musical about a raucous gaggle of ancient Romans is a "flip, glib and sophisticated, yet rump-slappingly bawdy and fast-paced look at the seamy underside of classical Rome through hipster's shades" (Variety).

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!

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Starring
Zero Mostel
Phil Silvers
Buster Keaton
Michael Crawford
Jack Gilford
Annette Andre
Michael Hordern
Leon Greene
Roy Kinnear
Alfie Bass
John Bluthal
Pamela Brown
Patricia Jessel
Directed by
Richard Lester
Music
Ken Thorne
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(54:45)
Comedy 1966 93:00 576i (PAL) 2 4
Video
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the Hearing Impaired, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek
Extras
Theatrical Trailer
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