Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) is the laziest slave in Rome, and has 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 Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers), 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 (Michael Crawford). Of course, it can't be that simple as everything begins to go wrong.Written by
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"Miles Gloriosus", literally translated, is the Latin term for "glorious soldier". But it is also Latin slang for "blowhard" and "braggart". See more »
In one song, Miles Gloriosus recounts his encounters with the Turks in war. The Turks would get nowhere near the Roman Empire as a military threat for centuries after the time depicted in the story. See more »
One fresco depicts a Roman orgy, but one character raises the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) seal in protest. In 1966 when this movie was released, the old Production Code was still in effect. It was replaced by the rating system in 1968. See more »
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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