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Till Death Us Do Part (1968)

PG | | Comedy, War | 10 January 1969 (UK)
The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dandy Nichols ...
Anthony Booth ...
Liam Redmond ...
Mike's Father
Bill Maynard ...
Sam Kydd ...
Valuation Officer
Ann Lancaster ...
Woman at Block of Flats
Michael Robbins ...
Pub Landlord (Fred)
Pat Coombs ...
Kate Williams ...
Sergeant's Girlfriend
Shelagh Fraser ...
Mike's Mother
RAF officer at Tube Station


The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.

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Comedy | War


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10 January 1969 (UK)  »

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Alf 'n' Family  »

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Anthony Booth was portrayed as a socialist and a supporter of Harold Wilson. he is the father of Cherie Booth, wife of Tony Blair. See more »


In the Wembley crowd behind Alf, a confused child in full England supporters' kit is seen cheering a West German goal. See more »


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Superior television spin-off
31 May 2004 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

One of the first television situation comedies to get the cinema treatment, 'Till Death…' avoids the trap of being just an extended television episode which befalls many other adoptions, by opening out the story. It is more a prequel than merely being the 'film of the show', showing us the history of the Garnett family, from just before the start of the Second World War to the 'present day' of 1969, taking in the 1966 World Cup on it's way.

It is the wartime sequence of the movie (it roughly takes up the first 45 minutes of the film) which for me is the highlight of the picture. You really do get a proper sense of time and place. The credit mainly goes to the director, Norman Cohen, who gives what could have been a static television-style play, a real cinematic treatment.

The script by Johnny Speight is generally excellent and (as far as I know) isn't just a re-packaging of old television material. Ironically the movie falters when it moves 'twenty or so years later' and moves into the more familiar setting of the series That said, Rita's wedding is a memorable set-piece, moving between drama and comedy (and very uncomfortable viewing at times, due to Garnett's racism).

It's Mitchell's movie, of course. It's a credit to the actor's talents that that you can't help liking Alf, despite the fact that Speight's script constantly under-cuts and mocks the character.

It's an oddly bitter-sweet movie, as a community which had survived the Blitz is eventually disbanded, with the Garnett family exiled to a bleak modern concrete tower block. There is a real sense of loss here and it is this which places it a few notches up from the normal television spin-off. It's a pity that this movie will always be over-shadowed by its more controversial small screen incarnation, as it deserves a wider audience. It also showcases a rather brilliant title song, by Ray Davies, which any fan of The Kinks should check out.

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