The Wrong Box ()

directed by Bryan Forbes
featuring John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore

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Years before the story proper in The Wrong Box gets under way, a "tontine" is drawn up on behalf several young British boys. Each of the boys' parents had placed 1000 pounds in a pool, to be invested and expanded upon. The resultant fortune will go to the last surving member of the tontine. A series of montages depicts the various demises of the heirs (our favorite occurs when one of them is inadvertently beheaded while being knighted by Queen Victoria). Finally, only two of the tontine participants are left: aged brothers ...

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F4pilot

Sep 15, 2014

One of the best

THE WRONG BOX is an outstanding comedy from the '60s that, lamentably, is relatively unknown today. That stems in part from the fact that although it did appear on VHS tape, it never showed up on DVD (at least in the US) for many years and was virtually impossible to find. Fortunately, it now appears readily available, which is excellent news for anyone who loves a high quality comedy.
Great story, great acting by a number of well-known actors, and tremendously entertaining. Highly recommended for everyone.

David G

Dec 8, 2011

great films

Fine examples of Michael Caines films, I recommend it to every film lover.

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