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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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Bill Zuckert ...
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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
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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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Mayor Robert Chisholm: [elevator grinds to a halt] Well, we cheated death again, Max.
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Stupidity knows no bounds
6 September 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

If folks were really this stupid I could be the SRW - Supreme Ruler of the World. In this one Knotts plays a dimwitted bean counter for some little jerk water town run by a group of crooked simpletons only slightly brighter than he is. When things appear a bit shaky for the crooks they go for a frame-up of the patsy Figg. Plenty of laughs as Knotts does his usual bumbling, stumbling act. I especially appreciated the extension cord scene; asininity at it's highest level.


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