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4.0 out of 5 stars Short on minutes...not on titters!
Essentially a DVD of a 'pilot' episode that first aired on New Years Eve 1975. It was to be made into series at Howerd's behest, but having received only apathetic reviews; subsequent episodes were canned.
With the DVD only being 40 mins long and containing no extras of any note - it may seem a significant amount of cash to stump up for. But if you are a fan of " Up...
Published on 30 Mar. 2013 by Andrew Shaw

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3.0 out of 5 stars A tv pilot that went no farther. A curiosity.
This short DVD has just one tv pilot and no extras. You can appreciate why there were no further programs made - but it remains an interesting curiosity.

The on screen sword fight was an error, it should have been handled by Frankie describing an off screen fight - instead we have him working much harder than he should have been, actually handling a sword...
Published on 7 Feb. 2013 by somewhere in England


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short on minutes...not on titters!, 30 Mar. 2013
This review is from: A Touch of the Casanovas [DVD] [1975] (DVD)
Essentially a DVD of a 'pilot' episode that first aired on New Years Eve 1975. It was to be made into series at Howerd's behest, but having received only apathetic reviews; subsequent episodes were canned.
With the DVD only being 40 mins long and containing no extras of any note - it may seem a significant amount of cash to stump up for. But if you are a fan of " Up Pompeii " and " Frankie Howerd: confessions " - then just over half an hour of this should more than make up for half a tenner!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A tv pilot that went no farther. A curiosity., 7 Feb. 2013
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This short DVD has just one tv pilot and no extras. You can appreciate why there were no further programs made - but it remains an interesting curiosity.

The on screen sword fight was an error, it should have been handled by Frankie describing an off screen fight - instead we have him working much harder than he should have been, actually handling a sword himself. This wasn't his sort of work at all.

This is a fourth meeting between Frankie Howard and Madeline Smith- after the film Up Pompeii, the film Up the Front, and an episode of the Howard Confessions. There is an obvious chemistry between these two, resulting in some fine screen performances from each (I am aware of Frankie's interests, these two were pals, friends, ok?).

Unfortunately the third member of the team looked rather lost, seemingly wondering what on earth he was doing, and where he was. What he wasn't was a good foil for Frankie, whose best work seems to be more as a significantly leading actor with support actors rather than as part of an ensemble.

If you like the work that Frankie or Madeline did, this is worth having a look at just to see these two professional actors doing what they can with somewhat mismatched and indifferent material.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Daft, 30 Sept. 2013
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Silly, but typical Howerd. Corny, but nonetheless a giggle from start to end. Basically, Up Pompeii in more flambouyant outfits. If you like Howerd, how can you go wrong. Get your titters out as the man would have said, don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed, this is just plain old-fashioned, silly British farce, just the way I like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Howerd as Howerd., 3 Feb. 2014
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If you do not like Frankie Howerd you will not like this. However if you like Howerd it is all there. Pretty girls, innuendo and classic Howerd timing. It might be old but Howerd is still better than anybody today.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Frank at his best., 1 Nov. 2012
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I was hoping that this would be a longer show. What there is though,is an enjoyable romp. Frankie is in top form and there is a good supporting cast,including Michael Caine's first wife.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 15 Nov. 2014
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NOT FRANKIES BEST
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... item in question did indeed arrive and I am pleased with my acquisition, 24 Jan. 2015
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The item in question did indeed arrive and I am pleased with my acquisition.
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3.0 out of 5 stars FRANKIE HOWERD - CASANOVA, 17 Feb. 2013
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Roger Edward Deshon "Laudator Temporis Acte" (Brisbane, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Touch of the Casanovas [DVD] [1975] (DVD)
Frankie HOWERD was a very good comedian and I thought 'Up Pompeii' was a classic, however his attempts to go one better, as often happens, did not always match up.

Tony HANCOCK was a perfectionist and always worried about being better than his last effort and in the end it caused him to drink himself to death in Australia in 1968.

This HOWERD film is reasonable but not all that good compared to some of his other work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Feb. 2015
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good movie - it's Frankie can't say anymore
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Frankie Howard, 9 Sept. 2012
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Not a long DVD but classic Frankie Howard though not as good as UP Pompei still a bit of old fashioned fun
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