Up The Chastity Belt. Lurkalot (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Associated London Films Limited
Up The Chastity Belt

Up The Chastity Belt

  • 1971 film

Film in which Frankie Howerd joins the Crusades to save his master and bring King Richard back to take his rightful place on the throne of England. Also features Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser, Roy Hudd, Hugh Paddick, Anna Quayle and more.

Up The Chastity Belt. Lurkalot (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Anglo-EMI / Associated London Films Limited

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1971
Stars
Frankie Howerd, Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser, Roy Hudd, Hugh Paddick, Anna Quayle, Fred Emney, Dave King and more
Writers
Sid Colin, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Director
Bob Kellett
Producers
Ned Sherrin, Terry Glinwood and Beryl Vertue
Companies

Having been raised by pigs, lowly serf Lurkalot has risen to the favour of impoverished local landowner Sir Coward de Custard, for whom he acts as general dogsbody and occasional inventor - having a particular talent with lock mechanisms.

Meanwhile, with King Richard away in the Holy Land for some 15 years, his dastardly brother John has seized the throne, and his favourite nobles are running rife across England, notably Sir Braggart de Bombast, who has his eyes set on not only Custard Castle, but also Sir Coward's beautiful young daughter!

When Sir Coward ventures to join his King on Crusade, Sir Braggart takes his chance and seizes the Custard lands. It seems that Lurkalot is the only one willing (if not necessarily able) to stand up for his master in this hour of need, and he sets off to the Holy Land alone, to bring King Richard the Lionheart back home - and hopefully, discover his true identity along the way.

Additional details

Tagline
Frankie Howerd is the Funniest Knight of the Year!
Part of

The Up Pompeii! Family

UK certificate
A
Duration
94 minutes
UK cinematic release
Sunday 26th December 1971
Produced
1971
Distributors

Anglo-EMI

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Carl Davis. A Knight For My Nights by Alan Howard and Ken Blaikley[/i], performed by Eartha Kitt. Troubadour's Song performed by David Kernan.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 14th October 2021 at 10:40pm on TPTV
  • Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 10:50pm on TPTV
  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 11:50pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • EMI-MGM Elstree Studios

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