Franklin

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum [videorecording] / United Artists ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester.

Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication:
Culver City, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2000.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-248 A.D. -- Drama.
Slaves -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
English or Spanish with subtitles in French or Spanish.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital.
Summary:
Zero Mostel portrays a conniving slave who uses his wiles to attain his freedom during the days of the Roman Empire.
Contents:
Feature presentation (ca. 97 min.). Music and dance numbers: "A comedy tonight" / sung by Zero Mostel under opening credits
[Dances by courtesans] / performed by Helen Funai, Myrna White, Jennifer Baker and Susan Baker, Lucienne Bridou
"I'm lovely" / sung by Annette Andre and Michael Crawford
"Everybody ought to have a maid" / sung by Michael Hordern, Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford, Phil Silvers
"Bring me my bride" / sung by Leon Greene
[Acrobatic act] / performed by Phil Silvers, others
"You're lovely" / sung by Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford
[Funeral dirge] / sung by Leon Greene ; danced by female ensemble
"A comedy tonight" / sung by Zero Mostel and other cast members.
Participant:
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford.
Credits:
Book, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ; music and lyrics, Stephen Sondheim.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Based on the stage play produced by Harold Prince.
Includes original theatrical trailer.
Contributor:
Lester, Richard, 1932- , Director
Frank, Melvin, 1913-1988. , Producer, Screenwriter
Pertwee, Michael. , Screenwriter
Shevelove, Burt. , Author
Shevelove, Burt. , Author
Sondheim, Stephen. , Composer, Lyricist
Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977. , Actor
Silvers, Phil, 1911-1985. , Actor
Gilford, Jack. , Actor
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966. , Actor
Crawford, Michael, 1942- , Actor
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019 , Associated name
United Artists Corporation. , Producer
MGM Home Entertainment Inc. , Distributor
ISBN:
0792844815
9780792844815
OCLC:
44023619
Publisher Number:
027616809124
908091 MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
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