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Up the Front (1972)

Unrated | | Comedy | 14 July 1972 (UK)
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 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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Kommandosache 'Nackter Po'  »

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Actors Stanley Holloway and Zsa Zsa Gabor received 'guest' star credits. See more »

Goofs

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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Spun-off from Up Pompeii! (1969) 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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Arrest That Man...
27 December 2001 | by (Right Here) – See all my reviews

Cor blimey guv....worra plot. I'm underwhelmed.

I don't care how long ago it was the people responsible for the main premise of this movie should be arrested. Honestly, it's criminal. Suffice to say the idea that Frankie has a "map" on his bottom filled me we dread from the off.


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