Academy Awards 1966 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Ken Thorne
Uncut - 11/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] boasts inspired casting....Phil Silvers glitters....Michael Hordern is disturbingly persuasive..."
Based on the Broadway musical comedy, this farce set in Ancient Rome follows slave and scam-artist Pseudolus (Zero Mostel in a signature role) as he attempts to win his freedom by brokering the sale of a virgin. Stephen Sondheim's score adds to the appeal.
Ancient World |
Essential Cinema |
Period Piece |
Features Buster Keaton in his second-to-last screen appearance.