The Curse of Steptoe (2008)

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.

Directing:
  • Michael Samuels

Writing:
  • Brian Fillis

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-03-18
themoviedb icon 8.3/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 67

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