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Steptoe & Son (1972)

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers. Harold meets a stripper, 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.


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


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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PUBLIC NOTICE! When you consider how much hysterical mischief these two chaps get up to on their TV show in only 25 minutes, imagine how many extra hilarious situations will occur in this movie which is only 97 minutes long. It would be a good idea to wear a corset in case you split your sides laughing. See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


Harry H Corbett was 46 years old during filming, Wilfred Brambell was 59 and Carolyn Seymour (Zita) was only 23. See more »


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 »


Harold Kitchener Steptoe: [To Albert] You're worse than a fly 'round a cow's arsehole.
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Followed by Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973) See more »

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I wish there were more like this
16 April 2007 | by koenig1999See all my reviews

This is a master piece of British t.v cinema. I have all the steptoe and son episode's on DVD. Their home and its contents have been a part of the shows make-up, (THEY ARE RAG AND BONE MEN) and there home trys to reflect that fact. Thats one of the reasons harold keeps trying to get away, he is only to aware of his messy surroundings. (dust? more like bleedin top soil) The film is just a re-working of an episode they did called 'STEPTOE AND SON AND SON' I have to concead that this is not as good as the series it still has all the humor you come to expect. BUt if you haven't seen the series then you may not get the all the humor, and if you like the film then you WILL love the series. purely British sit-com.

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Release Date:

7 January 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bric-à-brac de père en fils See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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