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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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Ema Letha Kusic
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Glorianna Hastings
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Prentiss Gates
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Old Charley Spaulding
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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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Grace
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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 last in a series of movies that starred Don Knotts. In future films he teamed up with other feature actors such as Tim Conway. 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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Grace: All right, which one of you wanted the clean menu?
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How to Frame a Fig
19 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This outing of Knotts includes one of his best sidekicks ever, Frank Welker. Welker makes the film. Knotts and Welker compete for the laughs and both receive plenty. Knotts works for a small "no where" town where the city is being run by some of the most ignorant officials. When things go wrong the city fathers, allow Knotts to take the fall. Frank Welker's character befriends Knotts and together they stumble together to clear up the mess and Knott's good name. This film shows the usual Knott's scared to death character that made him famous for years on television and film. This may have been Knotts' last good outing. When you have an extra 90 minutes, get a good old fashioned laugh a great icon, Don Knotts.


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