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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way of the Forum on Video - 1966

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Something appealing. Something appalling. Something for everyone a comedy tonight! "One ofthe hottest burlesque shows that ever hit Broadway" (Time) comes to the screen showcasing the enormous talents of Tony AwardÂ(r) 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-slapping 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 thegirl next doora virgin courtesanhe promises to help win her heart in exchange for his freedom. But the road to romance is blocked with stunning surprises, cunning disguisesand the wildest chariot race ever!

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Starring:
Zero Mostel as Pseudolus

Phil Silvers as Marcus Lycus

Michael Crawford as Hero

Jack Gilford as Hysterium

Annette Andre as Philia

Buster Keaton as Erronius

Michael Hordern as Senex

Leon Greene as Captain Miles Gloriosus

Patricia Jessel as Domina

Inga Neilsen as Gymnasia

Roy Kinnear as Gladiator Instructor

Pamela Brown as High Priestess

Beatrix Lehmann as Domina's Mother

Bill Kerr as Gladiator-in-Training

Jon Pertwee as Crassus

Frank Thornton as slave driver

Ingrid Pitt as Courtesan

Studio: United Artists

Filmed: 1966 - Released: 1966

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