Approved | | Comedy, Drama
Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...
Max Adrian, who appears in this film as the supercilious Chester Coote, was one of the original members of Laurence Olivier's National Theater Company. He played Polonious in their 1960 opening production of "Hamlet" with Peter O'Toole as the prince. In Olivier's 1948 film of the play, Polonious was played by Felix Alymer who appears in this film as the architect.
What the blazes made you come into the drapery trade, eh?
Kipps - as a boy: Uncle said there were prospects.
Carshot: My 'eart an' liver!
Kipps - as a boy: 'E said per'aps I'd 'ave a shop of me own one of these days.
Buggins: A shop of yer own!
Opening credits prologue: The Story of a Simple Soul