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6.1
/10
116 Ratings

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Directed by Richard Lester
United Kingdom, United States, 1966
Comedy, Musical

Synopsis

Indolent Roman slave Pseudolus has one wish: to purchase his freedom. With his master and mistress away for the day, Pseudolus cooks up a scheme that will allow him to go free if he can procure the girl for his master’s son, Hero.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Directed by Richard Lester

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1967 | Winner: Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment

Golden Globes (USA)

1967 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

There’s a lot to enjoy in Buster’s performance. The disparate cast which confused me as a kid, relies heavily on old stagers like Zero Mostel, Silvers, and Jack Gilford, and Buster fits right in. The cancer that was killing him makes him short of breath, which affects his speech, but Buster even makes that work for comedy. Imagine.
December 07, 2016
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