The Wrong Box 02/16/19

Powerhouse Indicator

Director Bryan Forbes tries his hand at comedy. His nostalgic Victorian farce features an eclectic choice of Brit stars — established greats John Mills & Ralph Richardson, the freshly-minted Michael Caine, reigning jester Peter Sellers and even a debut for the collegiate pranksters Peter Cook & Dudley Moore. It’s a beaut of a production with a charming John Barry music score… but the result yields more indulgent smiles than out-and-out laughs. The supporting cast is marvelous: Nanette Newman, Tony Hancock, Wilfrid Lawson, Thorley Walters, AndrĂ© Morell and many more. On Region A+B Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.