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The Barber of Stamford Hill (1963)

Mr. Figg, the barber, is fond of telling customers about his family, but he hasn't really got one - he's a bachelor quite alone in the world. But that may change.

Director:

Caspar Wrede

Writer:

Ronald Harwood (TV play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Bennett ... Mr. Figg
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Werner
Maxwell Shaw Maxwell Shaw ... Dober
David Franks David Franks ... Lennie
John Graham John Graham ... Mr. Lister
Trevor Peacock ... Willy
Judy Bloom ... Marilyn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Keegan Barry Keegan ... 2nd Customer
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Mr. O
Eric Thompson Eric Thompson ... 1st Customer
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Mr. Figg, the barber, is fond of telling customers about his family, but he hasn't really got one - he's a bachelor quite alone in the world. But that may change.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Herbst in London N 16 See more »

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Production Co:

Ben Arbeid Productions See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This slightly-expanded film version of Ronald Harwood's TV play retained Harwood as writer, and also had the same director, Caspar Wrede; the only actor retained from the TV version was Maxwell Shaw, repeating his role as Dober. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Figg: You've no idea how lonely you can be, washing up just one plate.
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a gem from the archive
17 December 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

John Bennett is a Jewish barber in Stamford hill.He has just turned 50.He pretends to his customers that he has a wife and family.However in reality.he does not.He has a dumb friend he comes to the decision to go over to his neighbour Megs Jenkins,a widow with two teenage children,and ask her to marry him.What follows is very well written and acted.Funny and sad by turns.


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