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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hollis Alexander Figg
Kermit Sanderson
Mayor Robert Chisholm
Elaine Joyce ...
Ema Letha Kusic
Glorianna Hastings
Frank Welker ...
Prentiss Gates
Parker Fennelly ...
Old Charley Spaulding
Bill Zuckert ...
Commissioner Henderson
Pitt Herbert ...
Dr. Schmidt
Robert P. Lieb ...
Commissioner Hayes
Chris Groat
Dale Groat
Gentry Groat
James Millhollin ...
Funeral Director


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 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 »


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 »


Hollis Alexander Figg: [looks around the apartment] How do you do all this on your salary?
Glorianna Hastings: Uh, well, blue-chip stamps.
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Don Knotts teams with an unrecognised well-known.
31 October 1998 | by (Fort Smith, AR) – See all my reviews

HOW TO FRAME A FIGG is a vintage Don Knotts-frenetic, farcical comedy, and features him at the top of his form as the hysterical, cat-on-hot-tin-roof nervous, persecuted civil servant Hollis Figg. What a lot of people may not recognise is that they are also seeing someone else in a rare character appearance: Figg's slightly dim-bulb sidekick, Prentiss Gates, who is played convincingly by Frank Welker. Welker, whose face is relatively unknown, has nonetheless a voice that is very well known indeed: He is heard in literally bazillions of films, TV series, and cartoons. You have watched but few shows in recent years, including "The Simpsons", that did not feature Frank Welker's remarkable ability to mimic animal sounds and other weird aural effects.

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