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The Wrong Box (1966)  link to The Wrong Box on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 942

poster The Wrong Box

IMDb Rating:
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7.0/10 (2283 votes)

Country: UK, 105 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Comedy, Adventure, Crime

Director(s): Bryan Forbes

A tontine is established for a dozen children, a tontine being a kind of bet/insurance, money is put in for each to grow with interest and the last survivor is to get the lot. We watch the group dwindle until only two brothers are left. One brother is watched by his nephews who will keep him alive at all costs, the other lives in ill health and poverty as the only support of his fairly stupid grandson. Statues and bodies are switched, in the wrong boxes until everyone is sure someone has died. Now if they can only make it seem as if the other brother died first, hundreds of thousands of pounds (in Victorian England when a pound was a pound) will be theirs.


photo Leonard Rossiter Leonard Rossiter Vyvyan Alistair Montague
photo Jeremy Lloyd Jeremy Lloyd Brian Allen Harvey
photo James Villiers James Villiers Sydney Whitcombe Sykes
photo Graham Stark Graham Stark Ian Scott Fife
photo Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons Alan Frazer Scrope
photo Willoughby Goddard Willoughby Goddard James Whyte Wragg
photo Valentine Dyall Valentine Dyall Oliver Pike Harmsworth
photo Hamilton Dyce Hamilton Dyce Derek Lloyd Peter Digby
photo Hilton Edwards Hilton Edwards Lawyer
photo Timothy Bateson Timothy Bateson Clerk

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Location: Library

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1