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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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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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Könyvelő a pácban  »

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The computer sound from the movie was reused numerous times in Universal's television series The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), whenever Steve Austin faced an angry robot. 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 »

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Mayor Robert Chisholm: [elevator grinds to a halt] Well, we cheated death again, Max.
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Stupidity knows no bounds
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

If folks were really this stupid I could be the SRW - Supreme Ruler of the World. In this one Knotts plays a dimwitted bean counter for some little jerk water town run by a group of crooked simpletons only slightly brighter than he is. When things appear a bit shaky for the crooks they go for a frame-up of the patsy Figg. Plenty of laughs as Knotts does his usual bumbling, stumbling act. I especially appreciated the extension cord scene; asininity at it's highest level.


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