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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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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 »

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 »

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[Kipps reveals his new-found fortune]
Kipps: [as Shalford] I don't like the way this place is run, so you better wake yourself up, or you'll find yourself out
[shouts]
Kipps: on your ear! 'Ficiency, Shalford! 'Ficiency, System,
[Kipps places a top hat on his head]
Kipps: and that to your blessed economy. And you can stick that on my account!
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Version of Kipps (1960) See more »

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THE RACE
Performed by Tommy Steele and chorus
Written and Composed by David Heneker and Irwin Kostal
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A must for all Tommy Steele fans.
26 August 2002 | by (Felixstowe,England) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Tommy Steele this is a must watch movie. It's Tommy at his best. If you're a fan of musicals then this has to be on your list. It's warm, funny and has a great feel-good factor. Watch it when you're feeling down, you're bound to feel better.


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