The Wrong Box

N.p. N.p., 1965. Early Draft script for the 1965 British comedy film.

Based on the 1889 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne.

In 1818, the parents of 20 boys establish a tontine, a fund to go to the last surviving boy. It is now 1882 and only 2 elderly brothers are left, Joseph (Ralph Richardson), protected by his nephews (Peter Cook and Dudley Moore) determined to keep him alive, and Masterman (John Mills) in ill health and poverty, protected by his perpetually confused grandson (Michael Caine).

Shot on location in Surrey, England.

Yellow untitled wrappers with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated May 21, 1965, with credits for screenwriters Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove. 127 leaves, with last page of text numbered 125. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads.

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