Sometimes, those TV schedule grids that come with your DVR get a movie listing SO wrong that's it's almost beyond hilarious. Usually, it seems to happen with stations that don't necessarily seem to take movies so solemnly, so hiccups get through. I don't think I've seen it with TCM. But this was for TCM. Whether the error begins with them, or a computer on the DVR service end, I don't know. I tend to suspect the latter, but since it rarely tends to happen with TCM, I don't know. But still, that's where I'll put my money.
Anyway, on TCM Friday night at 10 PM Los Angeles time, they had the 1966 movie classic, The Wrong Box, written by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove (based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson). I clicked on the listing to see how they described, and who they put in as the stars.
In case you don't remember or were unawares, among the cast stars are --
The DVR schedule grid showed the movie as starring -- Jeremy Lloyd and James Villiers.
(If you look at the iMDB listing for the movie, those two gentleman are displayed first. I'm guessing that it's order of appearance.)
I have a feeling that a lot of people might have checked out that listing, decided they weren't in the mood for the latest Jeremy Lloyd and James Villiers epic, and skipped one of the great, unsung comedy classics.
By the way, just to conclude things, here's a scene when a conniving Peter Cook goes to the office of a bewildered, corrupt doctor to false death certificate. The doctor is played by Peter Sellers.
For the time being, you'll have to anticipate the scenes with Jeremy Lloyd and James Villiers.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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