Up the Front

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1972
  • Running time: 89 min
Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war in 1914 after he has been hypnotised to 'save England'. With the German master plan tattooed on his backside (this is the only way he could get the... read more

Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war in 1914 after he has been hypnotised to 'save England'. With the German master plan tattooed on his backside (this is the only way he could get the plan back to the British), he goes to the British headquarters, with the Germans in hot pursuit, to try and hand over the plans.

Original Release

07/14/1972

Cast

Frankie Howerd Lurk
Bill Fraser Groping
William Mervyn Lord Twithampton
Linda Gray Lady Twithampton
Jonathan Cecil Nigel Phipps-Fortescue
Madeline Smith Fanny
Nicholas Bennett Mallett
Mike Grady Newsboy
Dora Bryan Cora Crumpington
Stanley Holloway The Great Vincento
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Bob Kellett

Writers

Sid Colin, Eddie Braben, Roy Tuvey, Maurice Sellar, Peter Vincent, Bob Hedley

Cast

Frankie Howerd Lurk
Bill Fraser Groping
William Mervyn Lord Twithampton
Linda Gray Lady Twithampton
Jonathan Cecil Nigel Phipps-Fortescue
Madeline Smith Fanny
Nicholas Bennett Mallett
Mike Grady Newsboy
Dora Bryan Cora Crumpington
Stanley Holloway The Great Vincento
Veronica Clifford Velma
Peter Greenwell Pianist / Accordianiste / Leader of the orchestra
Barrie Gosney Stage Manager
Bob Hoskins Recruiting Sergeant
Lance Percival Von Gutz
Peter Bull Von Kobler
Vernon Dobtcheff Muller
Ingo Mogendorf Captain Hamburger
Gertan Klauber Donner
Stanley Lebor Blitzen

Producers

Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
Terry Glinwood Producer
Ned Sherrin Producer

Editors

Al Gell

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