The Wrong Box Poster

Release Date: 1966

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
The Finsbury brothers, Masterman (John Mills) and Joseph (Ralph Richardson), are the last surviving members of a tontine that will pay a huge sum to whomever lives longest. Hoping to bankroll his feckless grandson Michael (Michael Caine), Masterman asks Joseph to visit with the intention of killing him. Meanwhile, Joseph has two scheming nephews (Dudley Moore, Peter Cook) who also want the money. When they think Joseph has died en route to seeing his brother, they attempt to cover it up.

Cast: John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers

Director: Bryan Forbes

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: London, Brother, Rivalry, Hilarious, Madcap


Nominated British Art Direction: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Winner British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)