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The Wrong Box (1966) was a Comedy Film directed by Bryan Forbes and produced by Bryan Forbes, Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart and Jack Rix.

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Joseph Finsbury: [riding with the Hackett funeral party] It is, as you know, a statistical fact that in London one person dies every twenty-five seconds - which means that it is extremely probable that one of us may not even live to arrive at the ceremony!

[Aboard a train engine after a wreck]
First Driver: Fred?
Stoker: Yeah?
First Driver: We haven't heard the last of this.

[Recounting the railway accident]
Joseph Finsbury: I was in the water closet of the Bournemouth express when it quite unaccountably exploded, thereby extensively damaging the rest of the train. I can't really think that I was to blame, although at the time I was smoking.

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Charles Victor was booked to appear in this film but died before he could film his scenes.
When Ralph Richardson was offered the part of Joseph Finsbury, he was finishing work on Doctor Zhivago. Richardson wrote to director Bryan Forbes from the location in Spain and asked if he could wear the same jacket he had worn as Alexander in "Zhivago". Forbes agreed, and Richardson did so.
Peter Cook's wife, Wendy was nine months pregnant when filming began. Director Bryan Forbes promised them that he would let Peter leave the set as soon as Wendy went into labor. He kept his word and Peter made it to the hospital just in time for the birth of his daughter, Daisy. Forbes, Dudley Moore, Michael Caine and Peter Sellers filled his dressing room with flowers and champagne in celebration of Daisy's birth when he returned to work.
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