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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM & A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH AT 7:30PM

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Dir. Richard Lester
1966, MGM Repertory, 99 min, Comedy/Musical, USA, UK

Zero Mostel is a lazy, sloppy slave in ancient Rome who wishes to win his freedom by helping his master woo a beautiful young courtesan in this adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. A cast of comic and musical legends including Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford keeps the pace fast and furious in this classic farce directed by the great Richard Lester. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.


A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
Dir. Alfred E. Green
1945, Sony Repertory, 93 min, Adventure, USA

Cornel Wilde plays Aladdin in this gleeful riff on the “Arabian Nights tale,” and Phil Silvers is his wisecracking sidekick. When Aladdin finds his legendary magic lamp, he summons genie Babs (Evelyn Keyes) to help him with his love life. Unfortunately, Babs has designs of her own on Aladdin and decides to do everything in her power to thwart him on his romantic quest.





 

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