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How to Frame a Figg (1971)

G | | Comedy | February 1971 (USA)
Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Rafkin

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Don Knotts (story), Edward Montagne (story) (as Edward J. Montagne) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Knotts ... Hollis Alexander Figg
Joe Flynn ... Kermit Sanderson
Edward Andrews ... Mayor Robert Chisholm
Elaine Joyce ... Ema Letha Kusic
Yvonne Craig ... Glorianna Hastings
Frank Welker ... Prentiss Gates
Parker Fennelly Parker Fennelly ... Old Charley Spaulding
Bill Zuckert ... Commissioner Henderson
Pitt Herbert ... Dr. Schmidt
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Commissioner Hayes
Bob Hastings ... Chris Groat
Bruce Kirby ... Dale Groat
Stuart Nisbet Stuart Nisbet ... Gentry Groat
James Millhollin ... Funeral Director
Fay DeWitt ... Grace
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Storyline

Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, knowing he'll never catch on. Their plan backfires when Figg becomes self-important and accidentally discovers their plot. Written by filmfactsman

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Runaway hilarity when Don Knotts runs down City Hall...in search of the buried secrets of a gang of crooked politicians the movie the entire family will enjoy!

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Comedy

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Könyvelő a pácban See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The last in a series of movies that starred Don Knotts. In future films he teamed up with other feature actors such as Tim Conway. See more »

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(at around 1h 13 mins) Just as the doctor is pronouncing Mr. Spaulding dead, Spaulding takes a very obvious deep breath. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Robert Chisholm: [elevator grinds to a halt] Well, we cheated death again, Max.
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Average Slapstick Film -- Great For Knotts Fans
5 March 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans...

It was nice to see Yvonne Craig as a character other than Batgirl, even if she was merely the evil temptress. And Dick Warlock on stunts? Wish i knew exactly what he did, because Mr. Warlock is someone I admire for all the wrong reasons.

The film as a whole is good -- it is funny, silly and has some dumb moments (and I use "dumb" in the nicest way possible). I would not go so far as to call it a "good" film, but it is enjoyable... and I do love me some Don Knotts.


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