A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, A (1966)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jack Gilford
Buster Keaton
Zero Mostel
Phil Silvers
Michael Crawford
Michael Hordern
Movie Details
Genre Musical
Director Richard Lester
Producer Melvin Frank
Writer Melvin Frank; Michael Pertwee
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
"The Best Comedy To Be Seen...Just Splendid!" - Life Magazine

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, 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!
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 103
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616809124
Chapters 28
Release Date 4/18/2000
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Original Theatrical Trailer
Collectible Booklet