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The Chastity Belt (1972)
"Up the Chastity Belt" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  14 January 1972 (UK)
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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the ... See full summary »

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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the one raised by pigs who doesn't know his past. He makes a good living as a servant, selling chastity belts on the side. When his master's castle is lost to Sir Braggart de Bombast, Lurkalot must fight to protect his daughter, eventually travelling to the missions to bring back his master. On the mission he uncovers that his twin is Richard the Lionheart and he is of Royal stock and must bring them both back. Written by Paul Hunter

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Frankie Howerd is the Funniest Knight of the Year!

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Anne Aston receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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[Knotweed is clearly impressed with the bold, if camp, Merry Men of Sherwwod Forest]
Knotweed: Aren't they magnificent. You know Lurkalot I must confess I'm bent on joining them.
Lurkalot: I've got a feeling you'll have to be.
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Troubadour's Song
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Funnier sequel to the legendary Up Pompeii
22 January 2001 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

This film does not have as funny a theme song, but most of the jokes are funnier. Howerd plays Lurkalot, a serf, who bears a striking likeness to Richard the Lionheart, and goes off to fight in the crusades. Eartha Kitt puts in a performance as Scheherazade, and there is a surprise about the reality of the Crusades.


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