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How to Frame a Figg (1971)

G  |   |  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
Elaine Joyce ...
Ema Letha Kusic
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Glorianna Hastings
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Prentiss Gates
Parker Fennelly ...
Old Charley Spaulding
Bill Zuckert ...
Commissioner Henderson
Pitt Herbert ...
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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Könyvelő a pácban  »

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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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(at around 1h 13 mins) Just as the doctor is pronouncing Mr. Spaulding dead, Spaulding takes a very obvious deep breath. See more »

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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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