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Steptoe and Son (1972)

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 overview, first billed only:
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Harry H. Corbett ...
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Zita
Arthur Howard ...
Vicar
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Chauffeur
Fred Griffiths ...
Barman
Joan Heath ...
Zita's mother
Fred McNaughton ...
Zita's father
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Patrick Fyffe ...
Arthur (as Perri St. Claire)
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Mrs. Hobbs
Mike Reid ...
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Hotel Doctor
Michael Da Costa ...
Hotel Manager (as Michael da Costa)
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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7 January 1972 (UK)  »

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To receive an 'A' (PG) cinema certificate some brief nudity was removed from the striptease scene. DVD releases are fully uncut. See more »

Goofs

Baby Albert is wearing a blue babygrow when he's carried across the yard by Harold. He's not wearing it when Harold enters the house with him, and he hasn't got it on when he's discovered in the barn by Albert and Harold in the first place. See more »

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Albert Steptoe: [About Zita] You can be poor without being common, and she was common!
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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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