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Wilfrid Brambell ...
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Zita
Arthur Howard ...
Vicar
Victor Maddern ...
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Fred Griffiths ...
Barman
Joan Heath ...
Zita's mother
Fred McNaughton ...
Zita's father
Lon Satton ...
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Patrick Fyffe ...
Arthur (as Perri St. Claire)
Patsy Smart ...
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Mike Reid ...
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Alec Mango ...
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Michael Da Costa ...
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Enys Box ...
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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 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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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 »

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During Steptoe and Son's night out watching the stripper, Albert's hair changes from ruffled to neatly combed and back to ruffled within a few frames. See more »

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Harold Kitchener Steptoe: [To Albert] You're worse than a fly 'round a cow's arsehole.
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The first of the two Steptoe and Son movies.
24 January 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Steptoe and Son (1972) was a feature length movie featuring the two leads of the popular English television series. The plot deals with Harold falling for a "scrubber". Albert in his cruel and crude ways can see the marriage will never work, can Harold and his new bride work things out or will his mean old man ruin his plans for a happy family life?

The first film is a lot like the television series, a mixture of melodrama and comedy. A tad uneven in some places but it's very enjoyable. The second film is more of a farcical comedy and it's more accessible to non-fans of this brilliant television series.

Highly recommended for fans of the t.v. series and for people who want to take a peek at the original "Sanford and Son".


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