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Half a Sixpence

  • Film

Time Out says

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.
Written by TJ

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
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