The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

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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...

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29 March 2008 | polonus
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| Kipp's a disappointment
I have been waiting for this film for many years. My memory of it seems to have misled me. Having read the book first, in my teens, I thought it a good theme, as I could identify with it, working in a department store in the sixties at the time! However on seeing it on film4 29/03/08, it depressed me with it's dated and artificial style of acting and its greyness. I feel the tommy Steele version of 'half a sixpence' to be a much better vehicle for the story. A related story made into a film called 'the history of Mr Polly' with john mills was in my opinion a far better and more humorous film from the pen of Hg wells, made a few years later.

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