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Half a Sixpence

Tommy Steele originated the role of the draper's assistant who comes into money and moves up the social scale without automatically finding the happiness he desires in Beverley Cross's musical play adapted from HG Wells' novel Kipps. Made in the days when American studios were throwing money at anything British that could move under its own power, the film lays on the period charm rather exhaustingly, and the songs ('Flash! Bang! Wallop! What a Picture!' being the highlight) don't exactly sweep you along. The star smiles and smiles - and smiles.

Release details

Duration: 146 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Sidney
Screenwriter: Beverley Cross
Cast: Tommy Steele
Julia Foster
Cyril Ritchard
Penelope Horner
Elaine Taylor
Hilton Edwards
Pamela Brown
James Villiers
Alan Cuthbertson

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Rose

Tommy Steele did the most outstanding performance here. Now days people just go about life watching todays junk and just settling for it. But what about all these fun old classic movies like happiest millionaire and singing in the rain or finians rainbow! We don't see any movies as good as those ones anymore! This is what kids need to watch today! Now days kids don't even know who Tommy Steele is. The man was a legend! This is a great movie!