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The Chastity Belt (1971)
"Up the Chastity Belt" (original title)

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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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Knotweed: [to Sir Coward] This doesn't sound like you at all!
Lurkalot: [Leans closer to Sir Coward, and pulls a hookah from under the cloak] I thought so! He's been smoking this all the way home!
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A Knight For My Nights
by Ken Howard (as Alan Howard) and Alan Blaikley (as Ken Blaikley)
Sung by Eartha Kitt
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Not wonderful but...
24 February 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that suffers from a predictable script. The actors all do well with the material they have been given but it's not the best to start with. Having said that there are a lot worse films out there, many of which are hyped with the Hollywood millions films like the 'Up' films never saw. The highlight for me has to be Hugh Paddick as Robin Hood basically reprising his Julian M LeStrange character from the radio show Round the Horne ("Hello I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy"). With Frankie Howerd starring in a film produced by Ned Sherrin it was only ever going to be a very camp comedy but the result, while not wonderful, is better than average.


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