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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.

Director:

Norman Cohen

Writer:

Johnny Speight (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Mitchell ... Alf Garnett
Dandy Nichols ... Else Garnett
Anthony Booth ... Mike Rawlins (the boyfriend)
Una Stubbs ... Rita Garnett
Liam Redmond ... Mike's Father
Bill Maynard ... Bert
Brian Blessed ... Sergeant
Sam Kydd ... Fred
Frank Thornton ... Valuation Officer
Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster ... Woman at Block of Flats
Michael Robbins ... Pub Landlord (Fred)
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ... Neighbour
Kate Williams Kate Williams ... Sergeant's Girlfriend
Shelagh Fraser ... Mike's Mother
John D. Collins ... RAF officer at Tube Station
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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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With acknowledgment to Mr. John Lennon and his pioneering work in the field of display See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Brian Blessed is dubbed See more »

Goofs

When Alf and Mike go into the pub before the 1966 World Cup, the car outside has the registration PGX392E, which means it was registered between 1st January 1967 and 31st July 1967. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Alf Garnett Saga (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Bless 'Em All
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Hughes, Frank Lake and Fred Godfrey
Performed by Warren Mitchell
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Introduces TV series
7 March 2013 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

Introducing the background to the television series, this film starts just before the War with Alf Garnett recently married and living in an attached house in the East End. Then it switches to the contemporary era, the world cup match in 1964 and the councils decision to demolish the house and move them to a high rise in Essex.

----------- I'd just like to point out a few factual errors promoted by Speight :

The housing in the east end demolished by Wilson was of very poor quality and in many cases falling down. It was poorly made in the first place and the east end was one of the most heavily bombed areas in the War. Garnett has an outside flush toilet but many houses only had a "short drop" toilet and relied on a nightcart service. When the Thames valley flooded in the early 1960s, there was a big outbreak of Tyhoid fever - this is when it was decided to demolish the area.

Speight has Garnett travelling long periods to work - in fact the container port was moved to Folkestone after the building of the Thames barrage (the bulk port had moved decades before) as the large ships could not enter so there was very little employment in the area.

While its technically true about the high rise (they were an elderly couple and the children were not on the lease but sponging), families were given semis not flats so the story is misleading.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alf 'n' Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Stepney, London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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