I introduced this film to #2 Son, who hadn't seen it, by comparing it to Spartacus. So many similarities! Slaves yearning to be free, a touching love story, brave Roman soldiers, gladiatorial training, even a scene of a personal slave helping the master in the bath. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum has so much in common with Spartacus. Of course we did notice a few differences, too....
Forum stars Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton in his last movie role and Jack Gilford. It won an Oscar for the music.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Posted by Divers and Sundry at 9:03 PM
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