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The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

Kipps (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 30 June 1941 (UK)
Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

H.G. Wells (by), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Frost Philip Frost ... Kipps (as a boy)
Michael Redgrave ... Kipps - as a man (as Michael Redgraves)
Diana Wynyard ... Helen Walshingham
Diana Calderwood Diana Calderwood ... Ann Pornick (as a girl) (as Diana Caldewood)
Phyllis Calvert ... Ann Pornick (as a woman)
Arthur Riscoe Arthur Riscoe ... Chitterlow
Max Adrian ... Chester Coote
Helen Haye ... Mrs. Walshingham
Michael Wilding ... Ronnie Walshingham
Lloyd Pearson Lloyd Pearson ... Shalford
Edward Rigby ... Buggins
Mackenzie Ward ... Pearce
Hermione Baddeley ... Miss Mergle
Betty Ann Davies ... Flo Bates
Arthur Denton Arthur Denton ... Carshot
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Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Irene Handl is often wrongly credited with being in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Ann Pornick - as a woman: I'm sorry I married you. I never would've married you if you hadn't said you'd do something desperate. So you better go out and get one of them divorces.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The Story of a Simple Soul See more »

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Version of Half a Sixpence (1967) See more »

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rags to riches with Redgrave, Wells and Carol Reed
3 February 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Michael Redgrave stars in one of his perfect roles as the draper Kipps who rises through the class system, ready to better himself and take his place in the world.

It's a steady and unremarkable tale, directed by Carol Reed and adapted by Sidney Gilliat from the novel by HG Wells. But despite the fairly routine story, it is livened up by performances by Phyllis Calvert and Diana Wynyard, both names which appeared regularly in British cinema period pieces.

'Kipps', later remade as the musical 'Half a Sixpence' with Tommy Steele, is typically English, and a typical rags to riches piece. Done well, directed with interest, but perhaps a little overlong.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1941 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Remarkable Mr. Kipps See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Full-Range Recording {British Acoustic Film})

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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