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Cast

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Charles Dyer
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Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
Harry's Mother
Beatrix Lehmann ...
Charlie's Mother
Michael Rogers ...
Drag Singer
Royston Starr ...
Drag Singer
Jake Kavanagh ...
Choirboy
Dermot Kelly ...
Gravedigger
Gordon Heath ...
Postman
Avril Angers ...
Miss Ricard
Neil Wilson ...
Policeman
Shelagh Fraser ...
Cub Mistress
Gwen Nelson ...
Matron
Pat Heywood ...
Nurse
Stephen Lewis ...
Jack
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Charles Dyer and Harry Leeds are a couple that have been living together for nearly 20 years. Both earn a living as hairdressers in the West End of London and both care deeply for their mothers, but not each other as time apart takes its toll on their relationship when Harry has to care for his invalid mother who snips at him every chance she gets. Written by Anonymous

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20 August 1969 (USA)  »

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L'escalier  »

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Trivia

A critical and financial disaster at the box office. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Charles Dyer: I beg yours, I beg yours, rub-a-dub.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are repeated over and over, getting smaller at the top of the screen to give the image of a staircase. See more »

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Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Staircase
Written by Dudley Moore and Stanley Donen
Performed by Michael Rogers and Royston Starr
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Positive
4 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have searched for this film for years. I am updating my comment of 2003.

My opinion of this film has not changed, I still love it & want to purchase a copy.

I want to say that with the added years & the experience of learning about human beings, this film is a masterpiece of reality done so well by two of the greatest & most highly regarded actors of our time.

I cannot comprehend any negative views about this story or the portrayal of it. This is LIFE!

I am not gay, nor am I judgmental. I am an 72 year old greatgrandmother of 16 with an open mind!


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