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Up Pompeii (film)

Up Pompeii
Theatrical poster
Directed by Bob Kellett
Produced by Ned Sherrin
Written by Sid Colin
Starring Frankie Howerd
Michael Hordern
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Edited by Al Gell
Distributed by Anglo-EMI
Release dates 1971
Running time 90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Up Pompeii is a 1971 British comedy film directed by Bob Kellett and starring Frankie Howerd and Michael Hordern. The film was shot at Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood, England. The film is based on characters that first appeared in the British television sitcom Up Pompeii! (1969–1975).

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) becomes the inadvertent possessor of a scroll bearing all the names of the proposed assassins of Nero (Patrick Cargill). The conspirators need to recover the scroll fast, but it has fallen into the hands of Lurcio's master, Ludicrus Sextus (Michael Hordern) who mistakenly reads the contents of the scroll to the Senate. Farcical attempts are made to retrieve the scroll before Pompeii is eventually consumed by the erupting Vesuvius.

Cast

Reception

The film was the 10th most popular movie at the British box office in 1971.[1]

References

  1. ^ Peter Waymark. "Richard Burton top draw in British cinemas." Times [London, England] 30 Dec. 1971: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.

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