Half a Sixpence (1967)

Half a Sixpence


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Movie Info

British musical star Tommy Steele had starred in Half a Sixpence in London and on Broadway, thus he was first choice for this garish film version. Based on the H.G. Wells story Kipps (previously filmed in 1941 with Michael Redgrave), Half a Sixpence tells the tale of a humble London drapery clerk (Steele) who inherits a fortune. He briefly forgets his old mates and his faithful girl friend (Julia Foster), but soon discovers that High Society isn't his cup of tea. Filmed during the "monster … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Beverly Cross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004


as Arthur Kipps

as Harry Chitterlow

as Helen Walsingham

as Mrs. Washington

as Hubert Walsingham

as Lady Betting

as Young Kipps

as Kate, Victoria

as Pub Character

as Pub Character

as Pub Character

as Pub Character

as Dancer

as Pub Character

as Dowager

as Policeman

as The Postman

as Weight Guesser

as Master of Ceremonies

as Pub Character

as Photographer

as Pub Character

as Pub Character
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Critic Reviews for Half a Sixpence

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Not a great score, but it does have stage original Tommy Steele, a plus.

April 20, 2006

In case you wondered why Tommy Steele never became a Hollywood star, look here.

Full Review… | November 19, 2004
Film Threat

August 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for Half a Sixpence


Half a Sixpence is a memorable Musical, but not one of the greatest. Lots of well known songs and of course Tommy Steele is the main attraction. A simple rags to riches tale with a love triangle thrown into the mix

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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