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Half a Sixpence (1967)

Not Rated | | Musical | 22 December 1967 (UK)
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.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Beverley Cross (book), Beverley Cross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Steele ... Arthur Kipps
Julia Foster ... Ann
Cyril Ritchard ... Harry Chitterlow
Penelope Horner ... Helen
Elaine Taylor ... Victoria
Grover Dale Grover Dale ... Pearce
Hilton Edwards ... Shalford
Julia Sutton Julia Sutton ... Flo
Leslie Meadows Leslie Meadows ... Buggins
Sheila Falconer Sheila Falconer ... Kate
Pamela Brown Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Washington
James Villiers James Villiers ... Hubert
Christopher Sandford ... Sid
Jean Anderson ... Lady Botting
Allan Cuthbertson ... Wilkins
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

6 monedas por tus sueños See more »

Filming Locations:

Aylesford, Kent, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ameran Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Roy Skelton claimed to have re-voiced around a third of the characters in this film before its release, including a sequence of Tommy Steele singing. See more »

Goofs

In the song, "Money to Burn", where Kipps (Tommy 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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Connections

Version of Kipps (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Half a Sixpence
Written by David Heneker
Performed by Tommy Steele and Julia Foster (dubbed by Marti Webb)
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An energetic and charming musical!
13 April 2000 | by rothwellstudiosSee all my reviews

Master showmen were at work in the production of this perhaps over long but nevertheless delightful picture. It would be impossible to visualise the film without the warm performance of Tommy Steele, and it was an inspired move to bring in George Sidney, one of Hollywood's finest directors of musicals, to give the picture a very special flare. The budget was obviously huge and it all shows on the screen in the very lively production numbers, especially those shot on location. A super piece of screen entertainment which stands up well to occasional re-watching.


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