A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

DVD - 2000
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A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door.

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Sondheim was inspired by the comedies of Plautus when he wrote this musical. It's a rollicking play of shifty slaves, mistaken identities, and strange elixirs. And Buster Keaton is in it.


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Gem73
Feb 24, 2018

One of my favourite fun, funny movies. The songs are really catchy and it's hard not to have a great time watching it. As a film from the 60s, it does have period-typical sexism and racism though.

Fampyre Sep 14, 2015

If you like silent film-type slapstick, then you might like this movie. Otherwise, a disappointment. Musically, and it is a musical, the song "Comedy Tonight" is the only memorable song. Phil Silvers looks old. Humor is subjective so maybe you mind find this "Comedy of Errors" type film funny but I didn't. The lengthy chase scene was sufferable. You do get to see a young Michael Crawford though.

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StarGladiator
Feb 27, 2015

One of the all-time great movies/musicals. Fantastic songs, funny and grand!

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