This funny period comedy is based on a story coauthored by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne in the last century. Americans Gelbart and Shevelove expanded on the tale, adding a great deal of comedy and writing the script for this gag-filled farce.
Mills and Richardson are brothers in Victorian London. They haven't seen each other for four decades, and for good reason. When they were young lads, they were part of a multi-youth "tontine" and they are the last survivors of the odd pact. Years before, several parents had tossed about $2,800
each into a pool. As the calendar pages were ripped off, the money began to mount through good investments, until it is...