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Frankie Howerd

Highest Rated:   100% The Ladykillers (1955)
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British actor and revue comedian Frankie Howerd was generally suppressed in his film appearances (starting with Runaway Bus [1954]), and most fans felt he was never quite at his best without a live audience. His movie roles, especially those in The Ladykillers (1955) (with an enormous cast of polished farceurs, including Peter Sellers), Mouse on the Moon (1963) and Carry On Doctor (1968) were amusing, but without the vulgar brashness and direct-to-audience commentary of Howerd's stage work. The comedian was seen at his prime in the British TV series Up Pompeii and its companion movie versions. Here Howerd could truly cut loose, allowing the rest of the cast to play utterly straight while he broke character, made racy commentary about the plotline or the heroine's neckline, and introduced a welcome touch of comic anarchy in the hidebound Roman-epic genre. Those who loved Frankie Howerd are advised to avoid one of his few American films, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1977), where as the villain of the piece he is just as lost as his illustrious costars George Burns, Steve Martin and the Bee Gees.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Up The Front
  • Lurk
1989
No Score Yet HMS Pinafore
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Gilbert & Sullivan - H.M.S. Pinafore
  • Actor
1982
15% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Mr. Mustard
1978
No Score Yet The House in Nightmare Park (Night of the Laughing Dead)
  • Foster Twelvetrees
1977
No Score Yet Catholics
  • Father Colum
1973
No Score Yet Carry On Doctor
  • Francis Bigger
1972
No Score Yet Up Pompeii
  • Lurcio
1971
No Score Yet Up the Chastity Belt (Naughty Knights)
  • Richard I the LionheartLurkalot
1971
No Score Yet Carry On up the Jungle
  • Professor Inigo Tinkle
1970
No Score Yet The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
  • Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
1966
83% The Mouse on the Moon
  • Fenwickian
1963
No Score Yet The Cool Mikado
  • Ko-Ko
1963
No Score Yet The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Further Up the Creek!
  • Bos'n
1958
No Score Yet Jumping for Joy
  • Willie Joy
1956
100% The Ladykillers
  • Barrow Boy
1955
No Score Yet The Runaway Bus
  • Percy Lamb
1954
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees
  • Actor
1952

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