Saturday, March 28, 2015

Forum: Funny! (Oh, and Lovely, Absolutely Lovely!)

Jack Gilford as Hysterium and Zero Mostel as Pseudolus.

 Michael Crawford as Master Hero and Annette Andre as Philia
(the Virgin from Crete).

 Jack Gilford, Michael Hordern, Zero and Phil Silvers
wanting a maid.

 Buster Keaton as Erronius, briefly pausing in his 
sojourn of the seven hills of Rome.
Forum was his last film...but even at the age of 70
(and plagued by cancer),
he did all his own stunts in the movie.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,
and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, 
the movie was filmed in and around Madrid, Spain...
and due to the fly infestation on the set 
(created by all the rotting fruit decorating several scenes),
animated flies "crawled about" the movie's credits.

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