A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Poster

Release Date: December 6th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
This screen adaptation of the stage musical of the same name finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.

Cast: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene

Director: Richard Lester

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Soldier, Playful, Love, Son, Pursuit, Amusing, Quest, Cheeky

Awards

Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical