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Half a Sixpence
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Director:
Writers:
Beverley Cross (book)
Beverley Cross (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 May 1968 (Colombia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Flash BANG Wallop What a Picture! See more »
Plot:
Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
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User Reviews:
Lively Tuneful Big Budget Musical See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Tommy Steele ... Arthur Kipps
Julia Foster ... Ann
Cyril Ritchard ... Harry Chitterlow
Penelope Horner ... Helen
Elaine Taylor ... Victoria
Grover Dale ... Pearce
Hilton Edwards ... Shalford
Julia Sutton ... Flo
Leslie Meadows ... Buggins
Sheila Falconer ... Kate
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Washington
James Villiers ... Hubert
Christopher Sandford ... Sid
Jean Anderson ... Lady Botting
Allan Cuthbertson ... Wilkins
Aleta Morrison ... Laura
Gerald Campion ... Fat Boy
Deborah Permentor ... Young Ann
Jeffrey Chandler ... Young Kipps
Barry Sinclair ... Woodrow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Archer ... Dancer
Bridget Armstrong ... The Maid
Pat Ashton ... Pub Character
Ivan Baptie ... Dancer
Donald Barclay ... Dancer

James Bolam ... Mr. Jones
David Boswell ... Dancer
Sydney Bromley ... Pub Character
Apple Brook ... Dresser
Golda Casimir ... Pub Character
Jan Colet ... Dancer
Frank Crawshaw ... The Carter
Pamela Cundell ... Pub Character
Ray Davis ... Dancer
Joyanne Delancey ... Dancer
Roy Evans ... Pub Character
Sonny Farrar ... Pub Character
Neil Fitzwiliam ... Dancer (as Neil Fitzwilliam)
Suzanne France ... Dancer
Ann Frost ... Dancer
Sally Gilpin ... Dancer
Louis Godfrey ... Dancer
Helen Goss ... Dowager
Joyce Graeme ... Pub Character
Des Graham ... Pub Character
Caroline Haig ... Dancer
Sarah Hardenberg ... Dancer
Michele Hardy ... Dancer
Bill Harvey ... Dancer
Harry Haythorne ... Pub Character
Reginald Hearne ... Policeman
David Hepburn ... Dancer
Gillian Hough ... Dancer
Bob Howe ... Dancer
Alastair Hunter ... The Postman
Lesley Judd ... Dancer
Jane Kells ... Dancer
Humphrey Kent ... The Butler
Leon Lestocq-Prayne ... Dancer
Caryl Little ... Dancer
Harry Locke ... Weight Guesser
Pat Lovett ... Dancer (as Patricia Lovett)
Dawn MacDonald ... Dancer (as Dawn Macdonald)
John McDonald ... Dancer (as John MacDonald)
Paddy McIntyre ... Dancer
Tom Merrifield ... Dancer

Norman Mitchell ... Master of Ceremonies
George Moon ... Pub Character
Bartlett Mullins ... Carshott
Harry Naughton ... Dancer
Sheila O'Neill ... Dancer
Julian Orchard ... Photographer
Albin Pahernik ... Dancer
Louanne Richards ... Dancer
Jackie Rochelle ... Pub Character
Iris Sadler ... Pub Character
Delia Sainsbury ... Dancer
Tessa Steel ... Dancer
Don Vernon ... Pub Character
Carole Walker ... Edith
Queenie Watts ... Pub Character
Maureen Willsher ... Dancer
Barrie Young ... Dancer
Mark Colleano ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley ... Extra (uncredited)

John Moulder-Brown ... (uncredited)
Marti Webb ... Ann (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Sidney 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Beverley Cross  book
Beverley Cross  screenplay
Dorothy Kingsley  adaptation
H.G. Wells  novel "Kipps"

Produced by
John Dark .... executive producer
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
George Sidney .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lewthwaite 
Frank Santillo 
 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Murton 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bridge 
Elizabeth Haffenden  (as Liz Haffenden)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
George Frost .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Hugh Richards .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
René Dupont .... production manager (as Rene Dupont)
David Korda .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Price .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Graysmark .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Alan Roderick-Jones .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Aldred .... sound
Buster Ambler .... sound
Mike Hopkins .... dubbing editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Christopher Lancaster .... dialogue editor
Tony Dawe .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Curly Nelhams .... special effects (uncredited)
Jack Woodbridge .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelvin Pike .... camera operator
Bert Cann .... still photographer (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Nicholl .... casting supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe supervisor
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carroll Knudson .... music editor
Irwin Kostal .... composer: songs "The Race" and "This Is My World"
Irwin Kostal .... conductor
Irwin Kostal .... music arranger
Irwin Kostal .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jan Colet .... assistant choreographer
Harold Fielding .... original stage producer
Derek Kavanagh .... location manager
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer
Virginia Mason .... assistant choreographer
Maggie Unsworth .... continuity (as Margaret Unsworth)
Marti Webb .... singing double: Julia Foster
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
143 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm optical prints)
Certification:
Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U

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Trivia:
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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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Movie Connections:
Version of The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
IF THE RAIN'S GOT TO FALLSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Lively Tuneful Big Budget Musical, 19 April 2004
Author: dglink from Alexandria, VA

"Half a Sixpence" was a product of the age of big budget musicals that began with the success of "The Sound of Music" and died when such clunkers as "Mame" and "Man of La Mancha" appeared. As such, the film both benefited and suffered. The benefits were a generous budget that is apparent on screen in the period costumes and sets, the lush photography of the English countryside, and the large cast. Just renting all the antique cars as background for one short scene must have cost a fortune. However, the film also suffered as it was lost in the glut of these big budget musicals, which were often mediocre, and its star, Tommy Steele, did not have the name or the charisma to carry it alone as the cast is largely unknown. The film also suffered from the obligatory over-length and intermission, which were required at the time in order to justify reserved seat engagements for these "event" films. The movie has been seldom seen, at least in the U.S., which is unfortunate because "Half a Sixpence" is a lively family film with a tuneful score, energetic choreography, and an engaging cast. Also, director George Sidney is a veteran of MGM musicals, and he knows how to stage a number. True, the story of how boorish, snotty, and unhappy the rich are, while the poor are fun loving, generous, and content with their lot, has been done to death (see "Titanic"). However, the film's assets lie where a musical's assets should be: in the songs, the dancing, and the performers. On those counts, the film is a winner.

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