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Half a Sixpence (1967)

 -  Musical  -  23 May 1968 (Colombia)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Steele ...
Julia Foster ...
Ann
Cyril Ritchard ...
Penelope Horner ...
Elaine Taylor ...
Victoria
Grover Dale ...
Hilton Edwards ...
Julia Sutton ...
Flo
Leslie Meadows ...
Sheila Falconer ...
Kate
Pamela Brown ...
James Villiers ...
Hubert
Christopher Sandford ...
Sid
Jean Anderson ...
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Wilkins
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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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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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Roy Skelton claims to have re-voiced around a third of the characters in this film before its release, including a sequence of Tommy Steele singing. 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

[Kipps opens the shop doors, to find Harry standing outside]
Arthur Kipps: Stay away from me. You've got me in enough trouble as it is!
Harry Chitterlow: Time and tide wait for no man, lend me your ears! I've just come from your solicitor.
Arthur Kipps: And?
Harry Chitterlow: And your late grandfather...
Arthur Kipps: I didn't know I had one!
Harry Chitterlow: You had a mother?
Arthur Kipps: Margaret Euphenia!
Harry Chitterlow: Well, she had a father, your grandfather, and on his deathbed, he decided to recognise his illegimate grandson.
Arthur Kipps: Me?
[...]
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Version of Kipps (1921) See more »

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FLASH, BANG, WALLOP
Performed by Tommy Steele and chorus
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An energetic and charming musical!
13 April 2000 | by (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

Master showmen were at work in the production of this perhaps over long but nevertheless delightful picture. It would be impossible to visualise the film without the warm performance of Tommy Steele, and it was an inspired move to bring in George Sidney, one of Hollywood's finest directors of musicals, to give the picture a very special flare. The budget was obviously huge and it all shows on the screen in the very lively production numbers, especially those shot on location. A super piece of screen entertainment which stands up well to occasional re-watching.


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