A Funny Thing Happened on the the Forum [iPhone] 1966

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


: MPEG-4
Format profile

: Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID

: mp42
File size

: 927 MiB

: 1h 36mn
Overall bit rate mode

: Variable
Overall bit rate

: 1 337 Kbps
Bit rate

: 1 159 Kbps

: 720 pixels

: 462 pixels
Display aspect ratio

: 1.85:1
Frame rate mode

: Variable
Frame rate

: 24.032 fps
Minimum frame rate

: 10.721 fps
Maximum frame rate

: 30.000 fps

: 0.145
Stream size

: 804 MiB (87%)
Writing library

: x264 core 130 r2273 b3065e6

: French, Spanish, English

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 farce musical comedy film, based on the stage musical of the same name.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251-183 B.C.) – specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria – it tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.

The film was directed by Richard Lester, with Zero Mostel and Jack Gilford reprising their stage roles. It also features Buster Keaton in his last motion picture role, Phil Silvers, and Lester favorites Michael Crawford, Michael Hordern and Roy Kinnear.

The musical was adapted for the screen by Melvin Frank and Michael Pertwee from the stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. They rearranged the plot and cut most of the songs. The movie was not well received when first released, and, although it did turn a profit, the creators of the musical have frequently expressed their dissatisfaction with it.


Zero Mostel as Pseudolus
Phil Silvers as Marcus Lycus
Michael Crawford as Hero
Jack Gilford as Hysterium
Annette Andre as Philia
Buster Keaton as Erronius
Michael Hordern as Senex
Leon Greene as Captain Miles Gloriosus
Patricia Jessel as Domina
Inga Neilsen as Gymnasia
Peter Butterworth as Roman Sentry
Roy Kinnear as Gladiator Instructor
Pamela Brown as High Priestess
Beatrix Lehmann as Domina's Mother
Bill Kerr as Gladiator-in-Training
Jon Pertwee as Crassus
Frank Thornton as slave driver
Ingrid Pitt as Courtesan