Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence is a 1967 British musical film directed by George Sidney and choreographed by Gillian Lynne. The screenplay by Beverley Cross is adapted from his book for the 1963 stage musical of the same name, which was based on Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, a 1905 novel by H. G. Wells. The music and lyrics are by David Heneker.


In Victorian England, a young orphan, Arthur Kipps ("Artie"), finds a sixpence as he walks along a stream with his young friend, Ann. He cuts the coin in two and gives one half to Ann as a symbol of their love. Artie then goes to a nearby town serve as apprentice to a draper.

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    contentLocation Kent
    director George Sidney
    editor Bill Lewthwaite
    genre comedy social
    keywords engage upper class victorian england young man
    musicBy David Heneker
    producer Charles H. Schneer John Dark
    productionCompany Ameran Films
    publisher Paramount British Pictures
    theme musical musical comedy