The Wrong Box

The Wrong Box
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 23, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 17


User Ratings: 749
Mills amusingly hams his way through two or three sequences as one of the dying brothers. Richardson, bland, imperturable old bore, is superb. He and Wilfrid Lawson, portraying a decrepit butler, virtually carry away the acting honors. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- Some sections and bits are funnier than others. Some are labored and dull. It is that sort of story, that sort of comedy. But it adds up to a lively lark. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Hilarious black comedy.
Movie Metropolis
Jun 14, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Black comedy featuring great British comedy actors
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 19, 2004
Review Immense, undisciplined, all-star period comedy of a sort that, in the 1960s, was a common feature of American and British cinematic output. Full Review
May 24, 2003
Rating: B- -- Mildly amusing silly black comedy set in Victorian England. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 3, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- An inspired English farce; Ralph Richardson is irresistible.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Nov 1, 2002

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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.


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: 60,087
  • UPC: 043396368422
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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