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Half a Sixpence (1967)

Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.

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Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money. Written by Suzanne Houghton <tpk@infonaut.com>

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The Sock It To Me Musical Smash of the Year! See more »

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23 May 1968 (Colombia)  »

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6 monedas por tus sueños  »

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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount originally planned for Bob Hope, Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margret to star in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the song, "Money to Burn", where Kipps (Steele) is playing the banjo, it's obvious that he's simply playing along to an audio track. But the sound begins several times before he does the strumming to make it happen. This should have been watched/caught in the editing process. See more »

Quotes

Harry Chitterlow: Don't forget old Harry. For £100, I'll let you have a quarter share of my new play.
Arthur Kipps: A quarter share? I'll take half!
Harry Chitterlow: Spoken like a gent!
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Connections

Version of Kipps (1960) See more »

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I'm Not Talking to You
Written by David Heneker
Performed by Tommy Steele, Grover Dale and apprentices
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Magnificent Entertainment!
13 May 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A fabulous musical which I first saw at the age of 11 (back in 1967). In fact I saw this film at least 5 times back then. As a young lad I was also very struck by the appearance of Julia Foster, she was, my first heart throb! (along with Hayley Mills).

This film has great songs, great acting (if a little over the top by Mr Steele, great sets and locations, and great colour. It's very well directed to boot! A must see for all musical lovers and admirers of Miss Foster!

A uniquely English film. Terrific!


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