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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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Peter Bathurst was deleted from the final print. 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 has received a letter from Ann]
Pearce: Who's that from? As if we didn't know!
Flo: Does that girl ever run out of ink?
Kipps: No, she never lets me down!
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Version of The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941) See more »

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MONEY TO BURN
Performed by Tommy Steele and chorus
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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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