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Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (A)

UK | USA, English, 97 mins

  • Director: Richard Lester
  • Writer: Melvin Frank; Michael Pertwee
  • Producer: Melvin Frank

CGiii Comment

All the humour has gone, if - indeed - it was ever present.....audiences in the 60s swallowed everything they were dished up.
Sondheim's songs are as painful as a palpitating blister.
The only reason to watch this..........is for Michael Hordern. Otherwise, give it a miss.


Cast & Characters

Zero Mostel as Pseudolus;
Phil Silvers as Marcus Lycus;
Buster Keaton as Erronius;
Michael Crawford as Hero;
Jack Gilford as Hysterium;
Annette Andre as Philia;
Michael Hordern as Senex;
Leon Greene as Captain Miles Gloriosus;
Roy Kinnear as Gladiator Instructor;
Alfie Bass as Gatekeeper;
John Bluthal as Roman Chief Guard;
Pamela Brown as High Priestess;
Patricia Jessel as Domina;
Beatrix Lehmann as Domina's Mother;
Frank Thornton as Roman Sentry

From the same director:

Ritz (The)

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