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Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)

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. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »

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Doctor Popplewell
Neil McCarthy ...
Lennie
Bill Maynard ...
George
George Tovey ...
Percy
Sam Kydd ...
Claude
Yootha Joyce ...
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Claude's Wife
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Geoffrey Bayldon ...
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Mr. Russell
Richard Davies ...
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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. Always on the lookout for ways to improve his lot, Harold invests his father's life savings in a greyhound who is almost blind and can't see the hare. When the dog loses a race and Harold has to pay off the debt, he comes up with another bright idea. Collect his father's life insurance. To do this his father must pretend to be dead. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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6 July 1973 (UK)  »

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O Cabo dos Trabalhos  »

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There had been plans for a third Steptoe film, but they were abandoned after this film performed less well at the box office than its predecessor. See more »

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When Albert visits Harland butchers, the lady in the hat jumps forward in her queue position between exterior and interior shots. See more »

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A worthy sequel to both the series and the earlier film
15 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched it again last night as it was broadcast on BBC2. I hadn't seen it for quite a while although the earlier film was on a few months ago. They never fail to make me laugh. Whether some of the comedy is lost in time and translation - both the series and the films possess a good deal of London humour, west London in particular - I don't know but there are a good many gems to be found in the film.

Diana Dors' character makes only a brief appearance near the start of the film. It's when she pulls Harold onto her bed after offering him both her dead husband's clothes (and then herself!), that it's revealed that her old man is only freshly deceased beside them! The return trip from York put paid to poor old Hercules the horse. Two hundred miles and three days on the road would tire any horse so a replacement is needed. Unfortunately Harold gets conned at Southall (horse) market and Frankie Barrett - brilliantly played with menace by Henry Woolfe - fleeces him for his cash and sells him a blind greyhound instead! Barrett fleeces him again later in the film but I won't spoil it. Let's just say his embezzlement became more ambitious!

Look out for the location shots of White City stadium. It was one of the biggest stadiums in the UK, was built for the London Olympics of 1908 and hosted all manner of sports including speedway, greyhounds and rugby league (in the 1930s, being the home of the short-lived London Highfield) before being torn down in the mid-1980s. The site is now occupied by the massive extension to BBC Television Centre. The local tube station is still called White City.


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