The Wrong Box (Widescreen)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Composition by

Entertainment Reviews:

Empire - 09/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] delicious black comedy....The reason to see it is the array of grotesque comic cameos....Hugely underrated."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Set in Victorian England, The Wrong Box is a British black comedy with a splendid cast including John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and last, but definitely not least, Peter Sellers. A strange rule of inheritance allows only the last remaining survivor of a family of siblings to get the sizable legacy, precipitating a dangerous contest between two elderly brothers (Mills and Richardson). Their families get involved too, sparking a wild chase and absurd comedy as they attempt to be the last man standing. Directed by Bryan Forbes (The L-Shaped Room, Seance on a Wet Afternoon). Newly remastered.

Product Description:

This fine black comedy features an all-star cast. Two brothers attempt to do each other in with extremely elaborate methods so they can become the sole heir to a large estate.

Plot Synopsis:

The last survivors of a tontine (an old-fashioned lottery-based insurance) are two elderly Victorian brothers who try to murder each other for the inheritance.

Plot Keywords:

Black Comedy | British | Murder | Scams And Cons | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor.
  • "Certain funeral and military airs played by her majesty Queen Victoria's Temperance Seven, who actually number 8."
  • Film debut for actors/comedians Dudley Moore and Peter Cook.
  • Released theatrically in the USA May 26, 1966.
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  • Sales Rank: 3,203
  • UPC: 043396368422
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
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