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The Wrong Box ()

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

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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The Wrong Box
2010, Columbia Pictures

UPC: 043396368422


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