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Former musician Sidney, who earlier directed "Showboat" and "Kiss Me Kate," shows a bit less verve in this production. Based on H.G. Wells' 1905 novel, "Kipps," it sports much of the original cast from its Broadway incarnation. Edwardian orphan Steele, a cloth-dealer-in-training, comes into a large sum of money and proceeds to lose it with great dispatch. Somewhere along the way he loses his girlfriend, too, but she takes him back because musicals end happily.

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Available on Running time 148 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musicals, Comedy Drama, Satire & Parody, Books to Film: H.G. Wells
Screenplay
Beverley Cross
Cast
Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Penelope Horner, Cyril Ritchard, Grover Dale
Cinematography
Geoffrey Unsworth
Director
George Sidney
Producer
Charles H. Schneer, Paramount Pictures

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