Directed by George Sidney, Half A Sixpence is a 1967 English musical written by Beverley Cross and based on his stage musical of the same name. Starring Tommy Steele (reprising his role from the London stage production), Julia Foster, and Cyril Ritchard, the film tells the story of Arthur Kipps (Steele), a London draper clerk who inherits a large sum of money. Before his windfall, however, he falls madly in love with a chambermaid named Ann (Foster). Once he is surrounded by money, he quickly forgets his past life, including Ann. He nearly marries another woman but quickly realizes the error in his ways. Only after losing his fortune does Arthur realize the wealth that has been around him his whole life. While the stage version of the story was a big success, the film did not produce box office results or acclaim from critics.