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The Resource A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, United Artists ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)

A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, United Artists ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)

Label
A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum
Title
A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum
Statement of responsibility
United Artists ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
  • Zero Mostel portrays a conniving slave who uses his wiles to attain his freedom during the days of the Roman Empire
Cataloging source
  • MDK
  • MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Book, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ; music and lyrics, Stephen Sondheim
Date time place
Filmed at Bronson Studios in Madrid, Spain
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
  • Soundtrack in English or Spanish with subtitles in French or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F796 2000
PerformerNote
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • United Artists Corporation
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Rome
  • Feature films
  • Comedy films
  • Musical films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, United Artists ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Widescreen format
  • Includes original theatrical trailer
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on the stage play produced by Harold Prince
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • Music and dance numbers: A comedy tonight / (Zero Mostel) -- [Dances by courtesans] / (Helen Funai, Myrna White, Jennifer Baker, Susan Baker, Lucienne Bridou) -- I'm lovely / (Annette Andre, Michael Crawford) -- Everybody ought to have a maid / (Michael Hordern, Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford, Phil Silvers) -- Bring me my bride / (Leon Greene) -- [Acrobatic act] / (Phil Silvers) -- You're lovely / (Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford) -- [Funeral dirge] / (Leon Greene) -- A comedy tonight / (Zero Mostel)
Control code
44023619
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format 1.85:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780792844815
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
027616809124
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 908091
  • 908091
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44023619
System details
DVD, Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, United Artists ; screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee ; produced by Melvin Frank ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Widescreen format
  • Includes original theatrical trailer
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on the stage play produced by Harold Prince
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • Music and dance numbers: A comedy tonight / (Zero Mostel) -- [Dances by courtesans] / (Helen Funai, Myrna White, Jennifer Baker, Susan Baker, Lucienne Bridou) -- I'm lovely / (Annette Andre, Michael Crawford) -- Everybody ought to have a maid / (Michael Hordern, Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford, Phil Silvers) -- Bring me my bride / (Leon Greene) -- [Acrobatic act] / (Phil Silvers) -- You're lovely / (Zero Mostel, Jack Gifford) -- [Funeral dirge] / (Leon Greene) -- A comedy tonight / (Zero Mostel)
Control code
44023619
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format 1.85:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780792844815
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
027616809124
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 908091
  • 908091
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44023619
System details
DVD, Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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