Half a Sixpence

Film, Drama

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.

By: TJ


Release details

146 mins

Cast and crew

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