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The Alf Garnett Saga (1972)

Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.

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Bob Kellett

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Johnny Speight (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Mitchell ... Alf Garnett
Dandy Nichols ... Else Garnett
Adrienne Posta ... Rita
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Mike Rawlins
John Le Mesurier ... Mr. Frewin
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Mrs. Frewin
Roy Kinnear ... Wally
John Bird John Bird ... Willis
Roy Hudd ... Milkman
Joan Sims ... Gran
Arthur Askey ... Himself
George Best ... Himself
Max Bygraves Max Bygraves ... Himself
Julie Ege ... Julie Ege
Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch ... Himself
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Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Garnett Saga See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Adrienne Posta replaced Una Stubbs. Paul Angelis replaced Anthony Booth. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene Alf's shaving cut tissue paper moves position from the side of his mouth to under it. See more »

Quotes

Alf Garnett: Well, I mean, see if we go into Europe...
Else Garnett: I thought we was in Europe. I mean, I thought we always have been.
Alf Garnett: I know that, yer silly moo. I'm not talking about that aspect am I? I'm talking about the Common Market aspect of the going into Europe.
Alf Garnett: Old Enoch's against it, in't 'e, eh? He don't want no more bloody foreigners over here. We got enough bloody foreigners here as it is. Bloody country's swarming with Eities and Krauts and Froggies and Spagnollies and Brussel Sprouts. All coming over ...
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Connections

Followed by The Thoughts of Chairman Alf (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song
(Bye Bye Old Town)
Written by Georgie Fame
Sung by Georgie Fame
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Amoral
9 September 2012 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

The eponymous Alf Garnett stars in his own Hollywood film, as a dockworker relocated from his "lovely" (ho ho ho) little house to the top floor of a tower block in a raw looking new estate.

This curious little drama follows the story of his life and the trials of his daughters marriage. The dodgy morality is dead in period.

Cameo appearances by George Best (author of the famous quip "90% of my money I spent on loose women, fast cars and alcohol – the rest I just wasted") when he still had a functioning liver and various other soccer and political figures of the era add to the plain little story.

In one scene the newspaper headlines change within two takes. Product placements – The Daily Mirror (a very odd choice of reading material for a Conservative !), Adidas (repeatedly) and Tetley Bitter.

By the way, I direct you to the film "10 Rillington Place" for an example of a house that was considered by the British Housing Commission "too good" to be demolished to give you an insight into how "lovely" Alf's old house would have been.


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