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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Harry H. Corbett ...
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Zita
Arthur Howard ...
Vicar
Victor Maddern ...
Chauffeur
Fred Griffiths ...
Barman
Joan Heath ...
Zita's mother
Fred McNaughton ...
Zita's father
Lon Satton ...
Pianist
Patrick Fyffe ...
Arthur (as Perri St. Claire)
Patsy Smart ...
Mrs. Hobbs
Mike Reid ...
Compere
Alec Mango ...
Hotel Doctor
Michael Da Costa ...
Hotel Manager (as Michael da Costa)
Enys Box ...
Traffic Warden
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Storyline

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the bright lights in the West End of London, meets a stripper. Fine, but he marries her and takes her home Albert, of course, is furious and tries every trick he knows to drive the new bride from his household. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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Harold und die Stripperin  »

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There are two references to famous British poems in the film: "... into the Valley of Death" from 'The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "the corner of a foreign field that is forever England" from ' The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke. See more »

Goofs

The morning after the night out seeing the stripper, after Albert has slept in the stable, as he picks up the milk on the doorstep he has rough facial hair. When he takes the milk into the house he is clean shaven. See more »

Quotes

Harold Kitchener Steptoe: [To Albert] You're worse than a fly 'round a cow's arsehole.
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The Lowest, most Disgusting Form of British "Humour"
15 March 2006 | by (Bermuda) – See all my reviews

Truly a disgusting, vile film, with only a small amount of real humour.

The character of the father in particular is vulgar in the extreme (intentionally so, obviously), and portrayed in the most pathetic, seedy manner.

My wife and I found this film horribly upsetting, with absolutely no redeeming features at all. Frankly, I wish I had never seen it.

I consider this British effort to be a sick and gross embarrassment.

Those who enjoyed this film have an ability I totally lack: that of rejoicing in a display of deep depravity and squalor.

The producers should be ashamed of themselves.


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