In 1818, England, a tontine i(lottery) is established for 20 boys by their parents. Each parent put £1000 into the pot, the winner being the last surviving boy, will recieve all the money (the total, £100,000.00 - (equal to over £12m today). The group dwindles until only 2 elderly brothers are left by1882. One brother's watched by his nephews who'll keep him alive at all costs. The other lives in ill health and poverty - the only support is his perpetually confused grandson. A deliciously hysterical black comedy
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Virtuous maidens...cunning cousins...dastardly deeds...bodies in barrels...and boxes and boxes of boxes!
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Just before the train crash you can see the smoke and steam going back into the engines, signifying the trains were in reverse and the film played backwards. See more
How's your grandfather this morning?
He says he's dying, Peacock.
Oh, he always says that.
But Peacock, he wants to see his brother Joseph...
He must be dying.
The various key moments in the story were introduced by caption cards, in the style of a silent film, such as "Alone with her at last - in a room full of eggs" and "The wrong box is delivered". See more
Light of Head
Written by Clifford Bevan See more