A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) Writing credits: Titus Maccius Plautus (Plays Miles Gloriosus and Pseudolus) Burt Shevelove (musical) Larry Gelbart (musical) Melvin Frank (screenplay) Michael Pertwee (screenplay) Director: Richard Lester Producer: Melvin Frank Studio: MGM Studios Musical Score: Ken Thorne Cast: Zero Mostel as Pseudolus Buster Keaton as Erronius Phil Silvers as Marcus Lycus Michael Crawford as Hero Annette Andre as Philia Location: Madrid, Spain Plot: Pseudolus is a very lazy slave who only wants to be a free man. He finds out that his master is in love with a woman and makes a deal with him. The deal is that if Pseudolus can secure his master a woman, he can have his freedom. However, everything soon starts to go wrong. Trivia: During filming, actor Phil Silvers locked himself in his trailer and refused
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Unformatted text preview: to come out. Director Richard Lester asked Jon Pertwee to step into the role of Lycus, as he already knew the part after performing it on stage. Once Silvers heard he had been replaced, he came out of his trailer, bursting with new enthusiasm for the project. Pertwee was given the (much) smaller role of Crassus as compensation. Michael Crawford (Hero) did most of his stunts himself. Buster Keaton’s final film. The line "Was 1 a good year?" was originally intended for the stage play, but was omitted because it was thought too leading. Somehow, though, it found its way into the film. Awards: Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment (Ken Thorne) Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (musical/comedy)...
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  • Spring '08
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Phil Silvers, Michael Pertwee, Richard Lester Melvin, Pseudolus Buster Keaton, Erronius Phil Silvers

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