Lurk, the last of a long line of cowards, is not-boy at Twithampton House when war is declared. The servants, headed by Groping the sex mad butler GÇô are marshaled to volunteer by heir apparent Nigel Phipps-Fortescue. Only Lurk rejects the call to arms but a twist of fate finds him hypnotised into believing he alone can save England and joins up hastily. While serving under Sergeant Major Groping in France, Lurk is tricked into no manGÇÖs land where he stumbles across Nigel, eventually finding their way behind enemy lines and stealing the HunGÇÖs master war plan. Hotly pursued by Von Gutz, Nigel is left with no choice but the tattoo the war plans onto LurkGÇÖs unconscious buttocks GÇô a terrible cheek! Making their way back to England, LurkGÇÖs rear is in hot demand as the treacherous Von Gutz, fiendishly disguised as a doctor, tries to get his hands on it. Up Pompeii was a huge success for the BBC thanks to Frankie HowerdGÇÖs hilarious double-takes and clever asides to the viewing audience at home. The format was so successful it lead to numerous sequels and three feature films to rival the Carry On series. This final film in the series transports HowerdGÇÖs character to WWI with a cast of favourites including Bill Fraser, Madeline Smith, Stanley Holloway, William Mervyn and the one and only Zsa Zsa Gabor as a fabulous German spy.
Up the Front: Britannia Collection
Frankie Howerd declares war of the most titillating kind in the third sequel to UP POMEPII!