The Wrong Box
- Original title
The Wrong Box
- Running time
- 105 min.
- United Kingdom
Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove (Novel: Robert Louis Stevenson)
John Le Mesurier
Salamander Film Productions
Comedy | Black Comedy. Family Relationships. 19th Century
- Movie Groups
Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: BAFTA Awards: Best Costume Design. 3 Nominations
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