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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 9, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: KL Studios Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by &
Cinematography by
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1966 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Ken Thorne

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 20


User Ratings: 9,661
3 stars out of 5 -- [The film] boasts inspired casting....Phil Silvers glitters....Michael Hordern is disturbingly persuasive...
Nov 1, 2007
Flip, glib and sophisticated, yet rump-slappingly bawdy and fast-paced, Forum is a capricious look at the seamy underside of classical Rome through a 20th-century hipster's shades. Full Review
Jun 19, 2019
Rating: 2/4 -- Humorous to an extent, but lacking the bang you might expect from a big screen musical. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Jun 22, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- The Empire strikes back in loutish, fun musical comedy. Full Review
Nov 7, 2002
Rating: 5/5 -- The funniest movie ever made
Jun 15, 2007
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Perhaps the first modern film musical -- breaking with and even making sport of the theatrical artifice that had been bogging down the genre for nearly a decade. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 21, 2002
Rating: 6/10 -- A funny thing happened on the way to Hollywood: A good musical-comedy lost much of its fizz.
Movie Metropolis
Jan 1, 2000

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • Features Buster Keaton in his second-to-last screen appearance.
  • Filmed in DeLuxe color.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 29,019
  • UPC: 738329137724
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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