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The Chastity Belt (1972)

Up the Chastity Belt (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 14 January 1972 (UK)
The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Kellett

Writers:

Sid Colin (screenplay), Ray Galton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ... Richard / Lurkalot
David Kernan ... Troubadour
Nora Swinburne ... The Mistress Of The Bed Chamber - Lady-In-Waiting
Godfrey Winn Godfrey Winn ... The Archbishop Of All England / Archbishop Of All England
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Sir Braggart de Bombast
Anna Quayle ... Lady Ashfodel
Graham Crowden ... Sir Coward de Custard
Anne Aston ... Lobelia
Billy Walker Billy Walker ... Chopper
Royce Mills ... Knotweed
Lally Bowers ... The Voice (voice)
Alec Pleon Alec Pleon ... Man-In-Stocks
Ian Trigger Ian Trigger ... Lucky Charm Seller
Ken Wynne ... First Man
Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner ... Little Man
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Storyline

The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the one raised by pigs who doesn't know his past. He makes a good living as a servant, selling chastity belts on the side. When his master's castle is lost to Sir Braggart de Bombast, Lurkalot must fight to protect his daughter, eventually travelling to the missions to bring back his master. On the mission he uncovers that his twin is Richard the Lionheart and he is of Royal stock and must bring them both back. Written by Paul Hunter

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Frankie Howerd is the Funniest Knight of the Year!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Anne Aston receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

Songwriters Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley are listed in the closing credits as Alan Howard and Ken Blaikley. See more »

Quotes

[Lurkalot is reciting the final part of the movies opening prologue]
Lurkalot: And so they made me a serf, a servant. And they named me Lurklalot. Because I do.
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Connections

Follows Up Pompeii (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Troubadour's Song
Sung by David Kernan
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Not wonderful but...
24 February 2005 | by andy-782See all my reviews

This is one of those films that suffers from a predictable script. The actors all do well with the material they have been given but it's not the best to start with. Having said that there are a lot worse films out there, many of which are hyped with the Hollywood millions films like the 'Up' films never saw. The highlight for me has to be Hugh Paddick as Robin Hood basically reprising his Julian M LeStrange character from the radio show Round the Horne ("Hello I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy"). With Frankie Howerd starring in a film produced by Ned Sherrin it was only ever going to be a very camp comedy but the result, while not wonderful, is better than average.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chastity Belt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as TechnicolorĀ®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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