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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 »

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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 ... Gentry Groat
James Millhollin ... Funeral Director
Fay DeWitt ... Grace
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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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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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Trivia

The outside front of the courthouse where much of the action takes place is the same courthouse that was later used in "Back to the Future" See more »

Goofs

For the final sequence, the Sheraton-Universal Hotel was redressed to be the Hotel Rio Brasil. However, they forgot to remove the big doormat with the Sheraton logo on it at the hotel entrance. It can be clearly seen as Knotts walks in. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Robert Chisholm: [elevator grinds to a halt] Well, we cheated death again, Max.
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This movie was painful to watch
26 October 2007 | by olusjaySee all my reviews

I loved all the other Don Knotts movies, but I never heard much about "How To Frame A Fig" and now I know why: I can't think of anyone who would find it enjoyable. This movie seems to appeal to 9 or 10 year olds, but even most of them would give this a thumbs down. At best there are brief moments of mild amusement, mostly from Don Knotts playing the same nervous, underdog persona that made him famous.

After the movie finally finished I was curious if my teenager could pick up on this movie's fatal flaw. We were in complete agreement: the Prentiss Gates sidekick character was even dumber than the Don Knotts character.

Be happy that Mr. Limpet, Reluctant Astronaut, Shakiest Gun and Mr. Chicken movies are around to enjoy.


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