The Wrong Box
The Wrong Box (1966)

In this film, the parents of several British boys place 1000 pounds in a pool, to be invested and expanded upon. The resultant fortune will go to the last surviving member of the tontine. Finally, only two of the tontine participants are… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 4, 1966
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Some of the gags crumble on impact, others are stretched out like taffy, but there is enough fun left over to leave most moviegoers happily wallowing in greed, sex, homicide, body snatching and other nefarious diversions.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is a farce with a lot of class and style, carried off with some brilliant acting. It also has what most films with idiot plots lack, restraint, subtlety and sly wit.

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Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Funny farce with an all-star cast.

Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

All of the smaller roles are deliciously cast, with several of the best comic actors England had to offer in that decade, a heyday of British humor.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Hilarious black comedy.

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mildly amusing silly black comedy set in Victorian England.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Black comedy featuring great British comedy actors

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Really really funny. Seeing Peter Cook and Dudley Moore ham it up is just icing on the cake. :)
Daniel Hetteix
A classic and hilariously convoluted comedy of errors, which plays expertly on Victorian morals and mores. It might fall a bit flat for modern audiences due to… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Not often bwa-ha-ha funny but a collection of skilled British comedians poking fun at conventions of manners. And at dead bodies. The great opening bit of how… More