Contents 1 Production 2 Cast 3 Song list 4 Critical reception 5 Box office 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Production[edit] Location scenes include Aylesford, The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells,[1] Eastbourne, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Oakley Court in Berkshire, Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion and Ockham in Surrey. Interiors were filmed in the Shepperton Studios in Surrey. The budget was originally $2.5 million, then increased to $3.3 million.[2]

Cast[edit] Tommy Steele as Arthur Kipps - "Artie" Julia Foster as Ann Cyril Ritchard as Harry Chitterlow Penelope Horner as Helen Elaine Taylor as Victoria Grover Dale as Pearce Hilton Edwards as Shalford Julia Sutton as Flo Leslie Meadows as Buggins Sheila Falconer as Kate Pamela Brown as Mrs. Washington James Villiers as Hubert Christopher Sandford as Sid Jean Anderson as Lady Botting Allan Cuthbertson as Wilkins Bartlett Mullins as Carshott

Song list[edit] "All in the Cause of Economy," performed by Artie, Pearce, and Apprentices "Half a Sixpence," performed by Artie and Ann "Money to Burn," performed by Artie, Harry, Helen, and Chorus "I Don't Believe A Word of It"/"I'm Not Talking to You," performed by Ann and Friends, Artie, Pearce, and Apprentices "A Proper Gentleman," performed by Chorus "She's Too Far Above Me," performed by Artie "If the Rain's Got to Fall," performed by Artie, Children, and Chorus "Lady Botting's Boating Regatta Cup Racing Song" (by David Heneker and Irwin Kostal), performed by Artie and Chorus "Flash, Bang, Wallop!," performed by Artie, Pearce, and Chorus "I Know What I Am," performed by Ann "This Is My World" (by Heneker and Kostal), performed by Artie Finale: "Half a Sixpence" (reprise)/"Flash, Bang, Wallop" (reprise), performed by Artie, Ann and Chorus Julia Foster's vocal double was Marti Webb, who played Ann in the original 1963 London production (and who appears on the London Cast album).

Critical reception[edit] Half a Sixpence (Soundtrack LP) In her review in the New York Times, Renata Adler said the film "should be visually fascinating to anyone in a state that I think is best described as stoned. The movie is flamboyantly colourful [and] wildly active: hardly anyone holds still for a single line, and the characters — in the ancient tradition of musicals — live on the verge of bursting into improbable song. The songs themselves, trite, gay, and thoroughly meaningless, make absolutely no concession to anything that was happened in popular music in the last 10 years . . . some of it is quite beautiful to watch . . . . it is nice to have a musical photographed not on a sound stage, but in outdoor England . . . but most of the time one wonders where anyone found the energy to put on this long, empty, frenetic extravaganza . . . I cannot imagine that there will be many more musicals that are so lavishly, exuberantly out of touch with the world of rock and the music of our time."[3] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times felt that "Tommy Steele is just the performer for this sort of schmaltz. He is, in fact, a very good song-and-dance man, the only member of his generation who bears comparison with Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey . . . [George Sidney's] timing tends to lag, his sight gags telegraph ahead, and his songs drag."[4] Variety said, "The cohesive force is certainly that of Tommy Steele, who takes hold of his part like a terrier and never lets go. His assurance is overwhelming, and he leads the terping with splendid vigor and elan."[5] Channel 4 calls it "undeniably colourful and annoyingly energetic" and adds, "there is plenty of flash, bang and wallop, but very little warmth or soul, the hapless star attempting to carry the film by grinning goonishly throughout. He exudes as much charm as the deckchair he disguises himself as."[6] Time Out London says, "the film lays on the period charm rather exhaustingly, and the songs . . . don't exactly sweep you along."[7]

Box office[edit] The movie was the 13th most popular at the UK box office in 1969.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit] The film was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design - Colour. Although it lost to A Man for All Seasons, its designers did not go home empty-handed, as they were responsible for the costumes in Seasons as well.

References[edit] ^ Kent Film Office. "Kent Film Office Half a Sixpence Article".  ^ Alexander Walker, Hollywood, England, Stein and Day, 1974 p394 ^ New York Times review ^ Chicago Sun-Times review ^ Variety review ^ Channel 4 review ^ Time Out London review ^ "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014

Further reading[edit] Monder, Eric (1994). George Sidney:a Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313284571. 

External links[edit] Half a Sixpence on IMDb v t e Films directed by George Sidney Free and Easy (1941) Pacific Rendezvous (1942) Pilot ♯5 (1943) Thousands Cheer (1943) Bathing Beauty (1944) Anchors Aweigh (1945) The Harvey Girls (1946) Holiday in Mexico (1946) Cass Timberlane (1947) The Three Musketeers (1948) The Red Danube (1949) Key to the City (1950) Annie Get Your Gun (1950) Show Boat (1951) Scaramouche (1952) Young Bess (1953) Kiss Me Kate (1953) Jupiter's Darling (1955) The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) Jeanne Eagels (1957) Pal Joey (1957) Who Was That Lady? (1960) Pepe (1960) Bye Bye Birdie (1963) A Ticklish Affair (1963) Viva Las Vegas (1964) The Swinger (1966) Half a Sixpence (1967) v t e H. G. Wells's Kipps (1905) Films Kipps (1921) Kipps (1941) Half a Sixpence Stage Half a Sixpence (original musical) Half a Sixpence (revised musical) Retrieved from "" Categories: English-language films1967 films1960s musical comedy filmsBritish filmsBritish musical comedy filmsFilms based on works by H. G. WellsFilms based on playsFilms directed by George SidneyParamount Pictures filmsFilms set in KentFilms based on adaptationsFilms based on British novelsHidden categories: Use dmy dates from June 2016Use British English from June 2016

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