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How to Frame a Figg (1971)

G | | Comedy | February 1971 (USA)
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
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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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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Könyvelő a pácban  »

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The outside front of the courthouse where much of the action takes place is the same courthouse that was later used in "Back to the Future" 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: Is that all you two ever do - he flaps and you wave?
Ema Letha Kusic: Uh huh.
Grace: I hope you're on the pill.
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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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