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How to Frame a Figg

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Campy Don Knotts comedy with some juvenile humor.

Movie G 1971 103 minutes
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HOW TO FRAME A FIGG is not the most sophisticated comedy out there, but when it's a movie starring Don Knotts, you really wouldn't want it to be. What makes Don Knotts such an enjoyable presence on screen is in the way he makes such a bumbling and oafish character like Hollis Figg an ultimately likeable character, one in whom you find yourself rooting for as he takes on the city hall muckety-mucks.

How to Frame a Figg is, however, a very dated movie. If it was only the wall-sized supercomputer coughing out note cards, that would be fine, but when the only way a woman has of entering the higher ranks of city hall is by acting like a seductive administrative assistant, the charm is lost. Still, with the right attitude and expectations, this is an enjoyable movie for fans of physical comedy and lighthearted silliness.

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