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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Original title
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Year
Running time
99 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee (Play: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart)
Music
Stephen Sondheim
Cinematography
Nicolas Roeg
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-United States; United Artists / Melvin Frank
Genre
Comedy. Musical | Roman Empire
Synopsis / Plot
Pseudolus is the laziest slave in Rome and has but one wish, 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.
Awards
1966: Oscar: Best Soundtrack (adapted)
1966: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy
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