Half a Sixpence
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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 musical" cycle fostered by The Sound of Music, Half a Sixpence isn't really suited for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not a great score, but it does have stage original Tommy Steele, a plus."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"In case you wondered why Tommy Steele never became a Hollywood star, look here."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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