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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)
Top 10 musicals
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 December 2013, 4:51 AM, PST)

Trap for Cinderella – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 13 July 2013, 4:50 PM, PDT)

Pat Ashton obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 23 June 2013, 10:44 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Great movie, they don't make 'em like this anymore See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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)
Pat McIntyre ... Dancer (as Paddy McIntyre)
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)

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)
Nobby Madden .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom McGuinness .... 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julia Foster's vocal double was Marti Webb, the actress who played Ann in the London version (and who appears in the London Cast album).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:
[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I KNOW WHAT I AMSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, they don't make 'em like this anymore, 31 August 2003
Author: MonkeesBeatles4 from Brooklyn, New York

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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