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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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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 ... Flo
Leslie Meadows Leslie Meadows ... Buggins
Sheila Falconer Sheila Falconer ... Kate
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Walsingham
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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Fresh, Sparkling Entertainment See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Roy Skelton, an actor known primarily for voiceover work, 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 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Money to Burn
Written by David Heneker
Performed by Tommy Steele, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner, and Chorus
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A quality musical based on an H G Welles story
2 July 2001 | by atangeySee all my reviews

Not the kind of story one would think of when thinking H G Welles, but this rags to riches to rags love story is fascinating, well constructed and features one of England's preimere talents, Tommy Steele. The tale of the oprhan Kips who aquires an amazing inheritance and nearly throws away true love after tasting the luxury of high society. Fantastic score too, includes "If the Rains Going to Fall". Great fun.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Half a Sixpence See more »

Filming Locations:

Aylesford, Kent, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ameran Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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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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