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Up Pompeii

UK, English, 90 mins

  • Director: Bob Kellett
  • Writer: Sid Colin; Talbot Rothwell
  • Producer: Terry Glinwood; Ned Sherrin

CGiii Comment

Camp nonsense that is occasionally funny...due to Howerd's delivery.

As for direction...Bob Kellett should be applauded for 'directing' the same thing over and over again...what a career, what an extraordinary lack of talent.


The(ir) Blurb...

Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems small compared to the trouble the scroll brings - but all are in for a nasty shock when Mount Vesuvius decides to erupt.

Cast & Characters

Frankie Howerd as Lurcio;
Michael Hordern as Ludicrus Sextus;
Barbara Murray as Ammonia;
Patrick Cargill as Nero;
Lance Percival as Bilius;
Julie Ege as Voluptua;
Bill Fraser as Prosperus Maximus;
Rita Webb as Cassandra;
Bernard Bresslaw as Nero's Champion / Gorgo;
Adrienne Posta as Scrubba;
Madeline Smith as Erotica;
Royce Mills as Nausius;
Ian Trigger as Odius;
Aubrey Woods as Villanus;
Hugh Paddick as Priest

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