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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum / United Artists ; a Melvin Frank production ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; 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.). Gilford, Jack, (actor.). Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966 (actor.). Crawford, Michael, 1942- (actor.). Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995 (actor.). Andre, Annette, 1939- (actor.). Sondheim, Stephen, (composer (expression),, lyricist.). Thorne, Ken. (composer (expression)). Roeg, Nicolas, 1928- (director of photography.). Smith, John Victor, (editor of moving image work.). Shevelove, Burt. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Funny thing happened on the way to the forum. (Added Author). Gelbart, Larry, (author.). United Artists Corporation. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Kino Lorber, Inc., (film distributor.). Music direction and incidental music, Ken Thorne ; director of photography, Nicolas Roeg ; editor, John Victor Smith. (Cast).

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Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library DVD FUNNY (MUSICAL) (Text) 39206021424146 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC, [2014]
  • Distributor: New York, NY : Kino Lorber Corp., [2014]

Content descriptions

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.
Includes trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music direction and incidental music, Ken Thorne ; 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, Annette Andre.
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: Plautus, Titus Maccius > Film adaptations.
Digital recordings.
Slaves > Rome > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Rome > Drama.
Rome > History > Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D. > Drama.
Genre: Musical films.
Comedy films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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