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 overview, first billed only:
Tommy Steele ...
Julia Foster ...
Cyril Ritchard ...
Penelope Horner ...
Elaine Taylor ...
Grover Dale ...
Hilton Edwards ...
Julia Sutton ...
Leslie Meadows ...
Sheila Falconer ...
Pamela Brown ...
James Villiers ...
Christopher Sandford ...
Jean Anderson ...
Allan Cuthbertson ...


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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Release Date:

23 May 1968 (Colombia)  »

Also Known As:

6 monedas por tus sueños  »

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Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "Half a Sixpence" opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York on April 25, 1965, ran for 511 performances and was nominated for the 1965 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Tom Steele was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor and recreated his stage role in the film version. Grover Dale also recreated his stage role in the film version. See more »


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 »


[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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Performed by Tommy Steele and Julia Foster (dubbed by Marti Webb)
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Great movie, they don't make 'em like this anymore
31 August 2003 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie alot when I was little. They used to show on Tv here in NY in the late 60s and early 70s. I think the first time I first saw it was like in 67 or 68 I was like 5 or 6. The music is great most of the numbers are uplifting and Tommy Steel delivers them wondefully and so does the rest of the cast, especially the the ones with all the dancing like when they sing Money to Burn and Flash Bang Whallop. The one thing I didn't like about this movie was it had a great storyline that should of been developed stronger. The whole thing about the love between Artie and Ann and how it was almost destroyed because of new found wealth and the way it changed him and caused a rift between them and also between him and the boys he worked with could of been emphasized a little stronger. Other than that this movie is a gem, a wonderful, romping musical that you can watch with your whole family because theres's no excessive violence, sex or crude humor o

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