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A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum

Author: Melvin FrankMichael PertweeRichard LesterZero MostelPhil SilversAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen format (1.85:1)View all editions and formats
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A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Comedy films
Historical films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Frank; Michael Pertwee; Richard Lester; Zero Mostel; Phil Silvers; Buster Keaton; Michael Crawford; Jack Gilford; Annette Andre; Michael Hordern; Leon Greene; Roy Kinnear; Nicolas Roeg; John Victor Smith; Ken Thorne; George Martin, (Dancer); Ethel Martin; Stephen Sondheim; United Artists Corporation.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792844815 9780792844815
OCLC Number: 44023619
Language Note: In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the musical play: A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum / with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Includes original theatrical trailer (1 min.).
"Enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Nicolas Roeg ; editor, John Victor-Smith ; musical direction and incidental music by Ken Thorne ; dances by George and Ethel Martin.
Cast: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene, Roy Kinnear.
Event notes: Filmed at Bronson Studios in Madrid, Spain.
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital stereo. surround in English, Dolby digital mono. in Spanish.
Contents: Feature presentation (ca. 97 min.). Music and dance numbers: "A comedy tonight" / sung by Zero Mostel under opening credits --
[Dances by courtesans] / performed by Helen Funai, Myrna White, Jennifer Baker and Susan Baker, Lucienne Bridou --
"I'm lovely" / sung by Annette Andre and Michael Crawford --
"Everybody ought to have a maid" / sung by Michael Hordern, Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford, Phil Silvers --
"Bring me my bride" / sung by Leon Greene --
[Acrobatic act] / performed by Phil Silvers, others --
"You're lovely" / sung by Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford --
[Funeral dirge] / sung by Leon Greene ; danced by female ensemble --
"A comedy tonight" / sung by Zero Mostel and other cast members.
Other Titles: Funny thing happened on the way to the forum (Motion picture)
Responsibility: United Artists [presents] ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester.

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A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door.

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