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      Up Pompeii

      R 1971 1h 30m Comedy List
      Reviews 41% Audience Score 50+ Ratings An unwitting Roman slave (Frankie Howerd) has the scroll that lists plotters against Emperor Nero (Patrick Cargill). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Sometimes funny and not completely effortless (+ the American scum gets a few more minutes of movietime, for better or for worse) but having nothing of value for those who aren't familiar with the TV show (*cough* me *cough*) and isn't as entertaining as the likes of Monty Python. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member 3 films this was good but chastity belt was a gem of a film Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member a brilliant very funny comedy film starring the late great british comedian frankie howerd naughty but funny ha ha ha a must see Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the best in the series Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Based upon the popular BBC comedy series created by Carry On writer Talbot Rothwell, Up Pompeii! headed for the big screen with a bigger scale and more smut and innuendo. Even now, it's one of the best TV to film transfers of this period, we need more comedies like this now, we were on top with stuff like this. Set in Pompeii, it has Roman slave Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) who is collection wine, food and slaves for a planned orgy by his master Ludicrus Sextus (Michael Hordern). However, while out, Lurcio has a run-in with Roman centurion Bilius (Lance Percival) and accidentally ends up with a scroll which unveils a plot to kill the Emperor Nero (Patrick Cargill), the first attempt to get the scroll back during the orgy doesn't go well, and then Ludricrus Sextus finds out about the plot, and now knows too much. The conspirators, Prosperus Maximus (Bill Fraser) and Voluptua (Julie Ege) plan to kill Sextus to keep him quiet, however it's up to slave Lurcio to save Sextus and stop Nero from being killed, but there's more to come, when nearby Mount Vesuvius starts erupting. There's some brilliant double entendres on display and alot of sex and nudity too, it's closer in tone to what the Confessions films did. Frankie is always hilarious, and it has a great cast including Roy Hudd, Hugh Paddick, Madeline Smith and Bernard Bresslaw Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A hugely enjoyable spin off comedy film. Howerd is in his element as the slave Lurcio trying to organise an orgy. Some hilarious lines from Howerd delievered with his effortless timing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An unwitting Roman slave (Frankie Howerd) has the scroll that lists plotters against Emperor Nero (Patrick Cargill).
      Director
      Bob Kellett
      Producer
      Ned Sherrin
      Screenwriter
      Sid Colin, Talbot Rothwell
      Production Co
      Anglo-EMI, Associated London Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 30m