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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

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Gladiator Instructor
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Roman Chief Guard
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Domina
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Roman Sentry
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Pseudolus is the laziest slave in Rome and has but one wish, to purchase his freedom. When his master and mistress leave for the day he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the house of Lycus, a slave dealer specializing in beautiful women. Pseudolus concocts a deal in which he will be freed if he can procure the girl for young Hero. Of course, it can't be that simple as everything begins to go wrong. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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16 October 1966 (USA)  »

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Phil Silvers had to go without his trademark glasses for this film, as director Richard Lester did not want any historical anachronisms. See more »

Goofs

Marcus Lycus, while disguised as a woman, reaches for a coin. In doing so, he takes the veil off his face. When he hands the coin to a guard, the veil is instantly covering his face again, even though he is not shown moving the veil. See more »

Quotes

Miles Gloriosus: What is she like?
Pseudolus: A face so fair, a heart so pure - Sir, if you had been born a woman, you would have been she!
Miles Gloriosus: As magnificent as that?
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EVERYBODY OUGHT TO HAVE A MAID
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Zero Mostel, Michael Hordern, Jack Gilford and Phil Silvers
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Oldie but goodie
8 November 2000 | by (Ashland OR) – See all my reviews

I never saw this in the 60's though I was of an age to...just saw it the other night on television and only watched it for Buster Keaton, whom I have recently developed a great joy in seeing. I enjoyed the whole thing...silly, (sexest,yes, a movie of the 60's), funny stuff. My kids aged 10 and 12 really enjoyed it, too.


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