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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 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. Set in Kent during Edwardian England, the plot centers on Arthur Kipps, a draper's assistant who falls in love with a chambermaid named Ann. In quick succession, he comes into a fortune, nearly marries a wealthy girl, marries Ann instead, loses his fortune, but regains that fortune and lives happily ever after with a loving family . Location scenes include Aylesford, The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and Oakley Court in Berkshire. Interiors were filmed in the Shepperton Studios in Surrey. 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...
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