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Although Frank Welker's credit reads "And introducing," he previously had appeared in two films. A February 25, 1970 Daily Variety news item and the Hollywood Reporter production charts mistakenly list producer Edward J. Montagne as the film's producer-director. Montagne and star Don Knotts had made four previous films together: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966, ), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), The Shakiest Gun in the World (1968) and The Love God? (1969, see below). How to Frame a Figg, a box-office disappointment, marked their last collaboration. Knotts noted in his autobiography that his long-time writing partners, Everett Greenbaum and Jim Fritzell, were not available to write the screenplay for How to Frame a Figg but "came in to do a final polish." In the autobiography, Knotts attributed the film's poor returns to a then current disregard for family films.