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Saturday Cinema: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


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starring Zero Mostel,
Phil Silvers , Buster Keaton
Downtown Rome in the first century is distinctly reminiscent of New York in this bawdy farce, based on a highly successful stage show. Three great comedians - Mostel, Silvers and Keaton - match their wit and style to director Richard Lester 's pace with the accent on laughter and music.
Screenplay by MELVIN FRANK and MICHAEL PERTWEE based on the musical comedy by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELPART
Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Directed by RICHARD LESTER Films: page 15


Unknown: Phil Silvers
Director: Richard Lester
Unknown: Melvin Frank
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Comedy By: Burt Shevelove
Comedy By: Larry Gelpart
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Directed By: Richard Lester
Pseudolus: Zero Mostel
Lycus: Phil Silvers
Hysterium: Jack Gilford
Erronius: Buster Keaton
Hero: Michael Crawford
Philia: Annette Andre
Domina: Patricia Jessel
Senex: Michael Hordern

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Saturday Cinema: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

BBC Two England, 21 January 1984 16.50

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