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Up Pompeii (1971)

Roman slave Lurcio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Kellett

Writers:

Sid Colin (screenplay), Talbot Rothwell (idea)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ... Lurcio
Patrick Cargill ... Nero
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Prosperus Maximus
Michael Hordern ... Ludicrus Sextus
Barbara Murray ... Ammonia
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... Bilius
Adrienne Posta ... Scrubba
Bernard Bresslaw ... Nero's Champion / Gorgo
Roy Hudd ... Nero's M.C. / M.C.
Lally Bowers ... Procuria
Kenneth Cranham ... First Christian
Russell Hunter ... Jailer
Laraine Humphrys Laraine Humphrys ... Flavia
Royce Mills Royce Mills ... Nausius
Hugh Paddick Hugh Paddick ... Priest
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Roman slave Lurcio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems small compared to the trouble the scroll brings, but all are in for a nasty shock when Mount Vesuvius decides to erupt. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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When Nero Orders an Orgy...There's No Decorum in the Forum See more »

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Comedy | History

Certificate:

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Trivia

Julie Ege's speaking voice was dubbed by Sheila Steafel. See more »

Goofs

Nero was not the Emporer when Pompeii was destroyed by Vesuvius Titus was. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lurcio: [during the opening credits when Frankie Howerd is displayed in small letters] Oh come on, bigger!
Lurcio: [the name gets bigger] Don't be ashamed of it!
Lurcio: [now bigger] Bigger!
[now even bigger]
Lurcio: Bigger!
Lurcio: [the name is now very large, and most of it has disappeared] Alright, don't go mad!
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Connections

Followed by The Chastity Belt (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Up Pompeii
(Main Theme)
Written by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
Sung by Frankie Howerd (uncredited)
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User Reviews

 
Comedy as only the English can do them.
24 September 1998 | by fester-5See all my reviews

This film has the best "hangover" scene I have ever seen. The morning after the orgy is a must.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Up Pompeii, i polis ton orgion See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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