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Up the Front (1972)

Unrated
89 min | Comedy

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 ...See moreFrankie 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'!!! Written by Graeme Huggan See less
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Sid Colin (screenplay) | Eddie Braben (screenplay) | Roy Tuvey (additional material) | Maurice Sellar (additional material) & 2 more
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Updated Jul 14, 1972

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Jul 14, 1972 (United Kingdom)

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Bill Fraser
Groping Groping   See fewer
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William Mervyn
Lord Twithampton Lord Twithampton   See fewer
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Linda Gray
Lady Twithampton Lady Twithampton   See fewer
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Jonathan Cecil
Nigel / Nigel Phipps Fortescue Nigel / Nigel Phipps Fortescue   See fewer
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Nicholas Bennett
Mallett Mallett   See fewer
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Mike Grady
Newsboy Newsboy   See fewer
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Dora Bryan
Cora Crumpington Cora Crumpington   See fewer
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Stanley Holloway
The Great Vincento / Vincento The Great Vincento / Vincento   See fewer
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Peter Greenwell
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Barrie Gosney
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Bob Hoskins
Recruiting Sgt. Recruiting Sgt.   See fewer
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Lance Percival
Von Gutz Von Gutz   See fewer
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Peter Bull
Von Kobler / Kobler Von Kobler / Kobler   See fewer
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Ingo Mogendorf
Captain Hamburger Captain Hamburger   See fewer
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Stanley Lebor
Blitzen Blitzen   See fewer
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Percy Herbert
Cpl. Lovechild Cpl. Lovechild   See fewer
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David Battley
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Andy Bradford
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Andrew McCulloch
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Alan Rebbeck
Winking Soldier Winking Soldier   See fewer
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Ian Talbot
Soldier (Monique's) Soldier (Monique's)   See fewer
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Parnell McGarry
Fat Nurse (as Parnall Mcgarry) Fat Nurse (as Parnall Mcgarry)   See fewer
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Leena Skoog
A Nurse A Nurse   See fewer
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Toni Palmer
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Delia Sainsbury
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Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Patricia Quinn
Her Maid (Magda) Her Maid (Magda)   See fewer
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Robert Coote
General Burke General Burke   See fewer
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Kenneth Fortescue
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Mischa De La Motte
Diplomat Diplomat   See fewer
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Madhav Sharma
Indian Officer Indian Officer   See fewer
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Robert Gillespie
French Officer French Officer   See fewer
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Derek Griffiths
El Puncturo El Puncturo   See fewer
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Lesley Anderson
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Judy Gridley
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Maggie Vincent
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Wendy Lukins
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Nicola Rowley
French Girl French Girl   See fewer
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Philip Miller
The Waiter The Waiter   See fewer
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Liz Gold
Mademoiselle from Armentieres (uncredited) Mademoiselle from Armentieres (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jennifer Guy
Whore (uncredited) Whore (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Harrington
British Officer (uncredited) British Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.4 / 10 | 257 votes