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How to Frame a Figg (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  February 1971 (USA)
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Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, ... See full summary »

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Hollis Alexander Figg
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Kermit Sanderson
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Mayor Robert Chisholm
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Glorianna Hastings
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Prentiss Gates
Parker Fennelly ...
Old Charley Spaulding
Bill Zuckert ...
Commissioner Henderson
Pitt Herbert ...
Dr. Schmidt
Robert P. Lieb ...
Commissioner Hayes
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Chris Groat
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Dale Groat
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Gentry Groat
James Millhollin ...
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Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, knowing he'll never catch on. Their plan backfires when Figg becomes self-important and accidentally discovers their plot. Written by filmfactsman

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Runaway hilarity when Don Knotts runs down City Hall...in search of the buried secrets of a gang of crooked politicians the movie the entire family will enjoy!

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The computer sound from the movie was reused numerous times in Universal's "Six Million Dollar Man" series, whenever Steve Austin faced an angry robot. See more »

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For the final sequence, the Sheraton-Universal Hotel was redressed to be the Hotel Rio Brasil. However, they forgot to remove the big doormat with the Sheraton logo on it at the hotel entrance. It can be clearly seen as Knotts walks in. See more »

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Average Slapstick Film -- Great For Knotts Fans
5 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans...

It was nice to see Yvonne Craig as a character other than Batgirl, even if she was merely the evil temptress. And Dick Warlock on stunts? Wish i knew exactly what he did, because Mr. Warlock is someone I admire for all the wrong reasons.

The film as a whole is good -- it is funny, silly and has some dumb moments (and I use "dumb" in the nicest way possible). I would not go so far as to call it a "good" film, but it is enjoyable... and I do love me some Don Knotts.


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