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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) Feature Length Theatrical FilmFeature Length Theatrical Animated Film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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United Artists, Melvin Frank Productions, Bronston Studios, Madrid (Live-Action): Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Richard Lester Melvin Frank , , , John Victor Smith Stephen Sondheim
  • 1966
  • United Artists, Melvin Frank Productions.
    Made At: Bronston Studios, Madrid
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: (Live Action): Pseudolus, Marcus Lycus, Erronius, Hero, Hysterium, Philia, Senex, Captain Miles Gloriosus, Gladiator Instructor, Gatekeeper, Roman Chief Guard, High Priestess, Domina, Domina's Mother, Roman Soldier, Panacea, Tintinabula, Gladiator-in-Training, Shopkeeper, Gymnasia, Crassus, Fertilla, Vibrata, Young Boy, Marcus Lycus's Eunuch, Courtesan, Geminae, Roman Sentries.
  • Vocal Talent: (Live-Action): Zero Mostel (Pseudolus), Phil Silvers (Marcus Lycus), Buster Keaton (Erronius), Michael Crawford (Hero), Jack Gilford (Hysterium), Annette Andre (Philia), Michael Hordern (Senex), Leon Greene (Captain Miles Gloriosus), Roy Kinnear (Gladiator Instructor), Alfie Bass (Gatekeeper), John Bluthal (Roman Chief Guard), Pamela Brown (High Priestess), Patricia Jessel (Domina), Beatrix Lehmann (Domina's Mother), Frank Thornton (Roman Sentry), Peter Butterworth (Roman Sentry), Jennifer Baker (Geminae #1), Susan Baker (Geminae #2), Ronnie Brody (as Ronny Brody) (Roman Soldier), Lucienne Bridou (Panacea), Helen Funai (Tintinabula), Bill Kerr (Gladiator-in-Training), Jack May (Shopkeeper), Inga Neilsen (Gymnasia), Jon Pertwee (Crassus), Janet Webb (Fertilla), Myrna White (Vibrata), Joey Hamlin (Young Boy), Ricardo Palacios (Marcus Lycus's Eunuch), Ingrid Pitt (Courtesan), John Bennett, Andrew Faulds, Frank Elliott.
  • Directed By Richard Lester.
  • Produced By Melvin Frank.
  • Written By Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee.
    Based On The Book By: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart.
  • Edited By John Victor Smith.

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  • Writers: Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee.
  • Based On The Book By: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart.
  • Based on the Stage Play Produced By: Harold S. Prince.
  • Based on the Play By: Titus Maccius Plautus.
  • Executive Art Director: Syd Cain.
  • Assistant Production Designer: José María Alarcón.
  • Titles Designer: Richard Williams.
  • Storyboard Artist: Rafael Ablanque.
  • Production Design: Tony Walton.
  • Costume Design: Tony Walton.
  • Makeup Artists: Trevor Crole-Rees, José María Sánchez.
  • Hairdressing: Bernadette Ibbetson, Carmen Sánchez.
  • Production Managers: Miguel Gil, Clifford Parkes.
  • Production Supervisor: Roberto Roberts.
  • Cinematography: Nicolas Roeg.
  • Camera Operators: Austin Dempster, Alex Thomson.
  • Camera Operator (Second Unit): Paul Wilson.
  • Still Photographer: Denis Cameron.
  • Assistant Directors: José López Rodero, Fabio Piccioni.
  • Second Unit Director: Bob Simmons.
  • Unit Manager: Elisabeth Woodthorpe.
  • Music and Lyrics By: Stephen Sondheim.
  • Musical Direction: Ken Thorne.
  • Incidental Music: Ken Thorne.
  • Music Editor: Barry Vince.
  • Music Recorded At: C.T.S. London.
  • Sound Editors: Bill Butler, Don Challis.
  • Sound: Leslie Hammond, Gerry Humphreys.
  • Editor: John Victor Smith.
  • Assembly Editor: Richard Bryan.
  • Special Effects: Cliff Richardson.
  • Stunts Acrobat: Dan Barry.
  • Associate Costume Designer: Dinah Greet.
  • Continuity: Rita Davison.
  • Dances By: George Martin, Ethel Martin.
  • Stand-In (Buster Keaton): Mick Dillon.


  • COPYRIGHT MCMLXVI BY QUADRINGLE FILMS S.A.


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When a wily, witty, lying, lazy, cheating slave discovers that his master's son is in love with the girl next door- a virgin courtesan- he promises to help win her...  (more)

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