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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

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
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Storyline

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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Funnier Than Ever in Their First BIG SCREEN Color Comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 'drag act' performing the night Harold meets Zita is Patrick Fyffe - who a few short years later would become Dame Hilda Bracket, of the hugely popular musical comedy act 'Hinge and Bracket'. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, when Harold and Albert get beeped at and overtaken by Prince Philip's Rolls-Royce, they are going down Great George Street, with Big Ben a short distance behind them. But in the next shot, with the Rolls-Royce still just in front of them as if only a few seconds have passed, they are suddenly on the Mall approaching Buckingham Palace, about a mile away. See more »

Quotes

Albert Steptoe: [About Zita] You can be poor without being common, and she was common!
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Followed by Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973) See more »

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The Lowest, most Disgusting Form of British "Humour"
15 March 2006 | by cosmo-bongoSee all my reviews

Truly a disgusting, vile film, with only a small amount of real humour.

The character of the father in particular is vulgar in the extreme (intentionally so, obviously), and portrayed in the most pathetic, seedy manner.

My wife and I found this film horribly upsetting, with absolutely no redeeming features at all. Frankly, I wish I had never seen it.

I consider this British effort to be a sick and gross embarrassment.

Those who enjoyed this film have an ability I totally lack: that of rejoicing in a display of deep depravity and squalor.

The producers should be ashamed of themselves.


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