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Sparrows Can't Sing

Barbara Windsor’s first starring role is a paean to East End life.

Drama 1963 97 mins Not rated

Director: Joan Littlewood


Theatre director Joan Littlewood’s only feature paints a vivid picture of London’s East End and its larger than life characters – so vivid, that it had to be subtitled for American audiences. When Charlie returns from two years at sea he finds his wife (a terrific performance by Barbara Windsor) has traded in their two up two down for a high rise, and him for a bus driver.