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Brothers in Law (1957)





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The British Brothers in Law is a characteristically enjoyable Boulting-brother farce, again extracting humor out of the commonplace. Ian Carmichael stars as a novice attorney, full of notions but coming-on a bit too strong for his fellow lawyers. Thanks to the intervention of irascible judge Miles Malleson, Carmichael is forced to jump in and starts swimming with a particularly prickly case. The experience teaches Carmichael how to bend and shape law to his advantage--and also how to curry favor with the public. Brothers in Law was based on a novel by Henry Cecil.


Ian Carmichael
as Roger Thursby
Richard Attenborough
as Henry Marshall
as Alfred Green
Jill Adams
as Sally Smith
Miles Malleson
as Kendall Grimes
Eric Barker
as Alec Blair
Nicholas Parsons
as Charles Poole
Kynaston Reeves
as Judge Lawson
John Le Mesurier
as Judge Ryman
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Potter
Olive Sloane
as Mrs. Newent
Edith Sharpe
as Mrs. Thursby
Brian Oulton
as Solicitor
Kenneth Griffith
as Undertaker
Basil Dignam
as Judge Emery
Henry Longhurst
as Roger's Father
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An enjoyable British comedy about a bumbling young barrister's first misadventures at the bar.

October 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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