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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Richard Lester and produced by Melvin Frank.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringKen ThorneWon
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

By Beatrice on Apr 21, 2019 From Flickers in Time

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Directed by Richard Lester Written by Melvin Frank and Michael Pertwee from the book to the Broadway musical and an ancient play by Titus Maccias Plautus 1966/USA Melvin Frank Production First viewing/Netflix rental Add Stephen Sondheim’s songs to... Read full article


A funny thing happened on the way to the forum…

By Marisa on Jan 7, 2012 From The Timothy Carey Experience

I got one vote for a forum (from my husband), so that’s good enough for me! Please click on the image below (it’s also in the sidebar to your right) and you will be whisked away to the brand new TCE forum! See you there! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are co... Read full article


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Pseudolus: [disguised as a soothsayer and chanting loud gibberish] I say! You are in need of a soothsayer.
Erronius: How did you know?
Pseudolus: I'd be a fine soothsayer if I didn't.


Senex: A word of advice: never fall in love during a total eclipse.


Philia: That's the brute who raped my country, Thrace!
Pseudolus: He raped Thrace?
Philia: And then he came and did it again! And then again!
Pseudolus: He raped Thrace thrice?


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Zero Mostel and Jack Gilford reprised their roles from the original Broadway production. Phil Silvers had been offered the role of Psuedolus on Broadway, but turned it down because he couldn't wear his glasses, and feared an onstage accident. Silvers went on to play Psuedolus in a 1972 revival.
First film of Leon Greene.
Screenwriter Michael Pertwee is the brother of Jon Pertwee who portrays Crassus.
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