Up the Front (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Release Date - Jul 3, 1972 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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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.

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man, war, army, coward, courage, hypnosis, servant, enemy, hero, tattoo