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The Curse of Steptoe

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The Curse of Steptoe

Release Date: March 18, 2008

Year    :   2008
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   BBC
Director    :   Michael Samuels
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Writers    :   Brian Fillis
RunTime    :   67 mins.

In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality is still illegal.


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