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Up Pompeii (1971)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  9 March 1971 (UK)
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Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ...
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Barbara Murray ...
Patrick Cargill ...
Lance Percival ...
Bilius
Julie Ege ...
Voluptua
Bill Fraser ...
Prosperus Maximus
Rita Webb ...
Cassandra
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Nero's Champion / Gorgo
Adrienne Posta ...
Scrubba
Madeline Smith ...
Royce Mills ...
Ian Trigger ...
Odius
Aubrey Woods ...
Villanus
Hugh Paddick ...
Priest
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Storyline

Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems small compared to the trouble the scroll brings - but all are in for a nasty shock when Mount Vesuvius decides to erupt. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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It's Ludicrus Maximus - When the Forum Loses Its Decorum! See more »

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9 March 1971 (UK)  »

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Up Pompeii, i polis ton orgion  »

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Trivia

Julie Ege's speaking voice was dubbed by Sheila Steafel. See more »

Goofs

In the DVD version that came free with the 'News of the World' newspaper on Sunday 09 April 2006 (UK), Eileen Warwick's job description should be hairdresser. Instead it reads as Hairdersser. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lurcio: [during the opening credits when Frankie Howerd is displayed in small letters] Oh come on, bigger!
Lurcio: [the name gets bigger] Don't be ashamed of it!
Lurcio: [now bigger] Bigger!
[now even bigger]
Lurcio: Bigger!
Lurcio: [the name is now very large, and most of it has disappeared] Alright, don't go mad!
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Connections

Featured in Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Up Pompeii
(Main Theme)
Written by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
Sung by Frankie Howerd (uncredited)
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Classic British comedy
22 January 2001 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

Frankie Howerd is a genius. This wonderful film is an unrealistic story of what might have happened in AD 79. A slave, Lurcio, accidentally picks up a scroll naming conspirators, and much British fun follows. This film has little storyline, and is not particularly funny, but it is worth watching for the theme song and Lance Percival's Roman General.


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