Up Pompeii (1971)

35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.66:1
mono, English

A British fantasy film directed by Bob Kellett.

Plot Summary

Roman slave Lurcio accidentally comes into possession of a scroll identifying the would-be assassins of Emperor Nero. Lurcio needs to stay out of their clutches, organise an orgy for his master, deal with the doom-laden of the seeress Cassandra and await the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.


Directed by: Bob Kellett
© Associated London Films Limited
Made by Associated London Films
Nat Cohen presents for Anglo-EMI Film Distributors Ltd.
Executive Producer: Beryl Vertue
Produced by: Ned Sherrin
Associate Producer: Terry Glinwood
Screenplay by: Sid Colin
Based on an Idea by: Talbot Rothwell
Director of Photography: Ian Wilson
Editor: Al Gell
Music Composed and Conducted by: Carl Davis
Sound Recordist: Christopher Moore, Bill Rowe
Costume Designer: Penny Lowe
Make-up: Richard Mills
Hairdresser: Eileen Warwick
Production Designer: Seamus Flannery
Casting Director: Thelma Graves
Made at: EMI-MGM Elstree Studios

Frankie Howerd (Lurcio)
Patrick Cargill (Nero)
Bill Fraser (Prosperus Maximus)
Michael Hordern (Ludicrus Sextus)
Barbara Murray (Ammonia)
Lance Percival (Bilius)
Adrienne Posta (Scrubba)
Bernard Bresslaw (Gorgo, Nero's champion)
Roy Hudd (Nero's MC)
Lally Bowers (Procuria)
Kenneth Cranham (1st christian)
Russell Hunter (jailer)
Laraine Humphrys (Flavia)
Royce Mills (Nausius)
Hugh Paddick (priest)
Madeline Smith (Erotica)
Ian Trigger (Odius)
Billy Walker (Prodigious)
Rita Webb (Cassandra)
Aubrey Woods (Villanus)

Alternative Titles

Her mit den römischen Sklavinnen – German title
Up Pompeii, i polis ton orgion – Greek title
В Помпеях – Russian title

Sequel to
Up Pompeii! (1969-1970)

Up the Chastity Belt (1972)
Up the Front (1972)


Kine Weekly no.3309 (13 March 1971) p.10 – credits, review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.38 no.447 (April 1971) p.84
Today's Cinema no.9800 (1 May 1970) pp.2, 11 – article (Up, up with Pompeii)
Today's Cinema no.9851 (27 October 1970) p.22 – credits
Today's Cinema no.9888 (12 March 1971) p.8
Variety 24 March 1971 p.19