Sparrows Can't Sing

Cockney Sparrows Can't Sing

1963

Joan Littlewood
Director

Sailor returns home after two years to find his wife shacked up with someoen else.

Slice of East End life is a time capsule of the period and the trappings are now more interesting than the soapish plot.

Points too for a great cast including future on the buses alumni Stephen Lewis (also the co-writer) and Bob Grant and man about the house co-stars, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy.



7th March 1963
Cinema








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James Booth
Charlie
Barbara Windsor
Maggie
Roy Kinnear
Fred
Avis Bunnage
Bridgie
Brian Murphy
Jack
George Sewell
Bert
Barbara Ferris
Nellie
Griffith Davies
Chunky
Murray Melvin
Georgie
Arthur Mullard
Ted
Peggy Ann Clifford
Ted's Wife
Wally Patch
Watchman
Bob Grant
Perce
Stephen Lewis
Caretaker
Victor Spinetti
Arnold
Jenny Sontag
Momma
May Scagnelli
Gran
Fanny Carby
Lil
Yootha Joyce
Yootha
Janet Howse
Janet
Queenie Watts
Queenie
Sarah Booth
Maggie's baby (uncredited)
Harry H. Corbett
Greengrocer (uncredited)
Glynn Edwards
Charlie's Friend (uncredited)
Peter James Ellis
Street urchin (uncredited)
John Junkin
Bridge Operator (uncredited)
Marjie Lawrence
Girl (uncredited)
Michael Mackey
Boy on the wall (uncredited)
Edie Martin
Old Lady on Bench (uncredited)
Gerry Raffles
Lorry Driver (uncredited)
Rita Webb
Neighbour in Tower Block (uncredited)
Bill Brandon
bar patron (uncredited)
Jim Brady
bar patron (uncredited)
Paddy Joyce
Eve Eden
stripper (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton
Manny Michael
Eddie Eddon
Del Watson
Bernard Barnsley
Bob Simmons
bar patron (uncredited)
Peter Perkins
Bill Reed
Terence Plummer
Fred Griffiths
taxi driver
Joan Littlewood
customer
Alan Gibbs
man in lift (uncredited)
Maurice Bush
barman