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Up The Front (1989)

Up The Front (1989)





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Zany British comedian Frankie Howerd, who'd previously laid waste to Ancient Rome in Up Pompeii, does same with World War II in Up the Front. Howerd plays a timorous servant who undergoes hypnosis. While thus entranced, he imagines himself a fearless warrior, and makes a beeline to the recruiting office. The laughs come fast and furious when Howerd finds himself the recipient of the enemy's war plans--tattooed on his tush. As was customary, Frankie Howerd took several opportunities in Up the Front to directly address the audience and crack wise about the situation at hand.


Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Mata Hari
David Battley
as Midgeley the Cook
Andrew Bradford
as Despatch Rider
Bill Fraser
as Groping
Robert Coote
as General Burke
Peter Bull
as Kobler
Jonathan Cecil
as Nigel Phipps-Fortescue
Dora Bryan
as Cora Crumpington
Kenneth Fortescue
as General Burkes' ADC
Robert Gillespie
as French Officer
Mike Grady
as Newsboy
Percy Herbert
as Cpl. Lovechild
Bob Hoskins
as Recruiting Sergeant
William Mervyn
as Lord Twithampton
Ingo Mogendorf
as Capt.Hamburger
Toni Palmer
as 1st Buttercup Girl
Patricia Quinn
as Magda, Mata Hari's maid
Derek Griffiths
as El Puncturo
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