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Up the Front (1972)

 -  Comedy  -  July 1972 (UK)
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Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war in 1914 after he has been hypnotised to 'save England'. With the German master plan ... See full summary »

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Frankie Howerd ...
Bill Fraser ...
William Mervyn ...
Linda Gray ...
Jonathan Cecil ...
Madeline Smith ...
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Peter Greenwell ...
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Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war in 1914 after he has been hypnotised to 'save England'. With the German master plan tattooed on his backside (this is the only way he could get the plan back to the British), he goes to the British headquarters, with the Germans in hot pursuit, to try and 'hand over the plans'!!! Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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When only Frankie's cheek could save Britain from the Hun

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July 1972 (UK)  »

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Kommandosache 'Nackter Po'  »

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Trivia

Frankie Howerd also starred in two other cinema movies with the word "Up" in the title separate from this series which included Up Pompeii (1971) and The Chastity Belt (1971). The other unrelated "Up" films were Further Up the Creek (1958) and Carry on Up the Jungle (1970). See more »

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When the Sign at Moniques is splattered by mud the N is only partially covered but in the next shot the N is completely covered. See more »

Quotes

Vincento: [drunkenly] I will take your breath away.
Lurk: [recoiling] I wish you'd take yours away!
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Follows The Chastity Belt (1971) See more »

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Up The Front
(Title Song)
Music by Peter Greenwell
Lyrics by Sid Colin and Ned Sherrin (uncredited)
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Very Disapointing
16 November 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I read in the "Radio Times" magazine that this film was a WW1 comedy starring comedian Frankie Howerd, I thought it would be very funny, so I decided to sit up and watch it.

Frankie Howerd had just finished playing the slave Lurcio in the comedy series "Up Pompeii", which I thought was very successful. I thought this film would have his usual humor and some good jokes.

Unfortunatly, when it came to watching it, I was very disapointed. It totally wastes Frankie Howerd's comedy talent and even the performance by Zsa Zsa Gabor as Mata Hari couldn't save this.

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