Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Rev. Arthur Thursby (as Henry Longhurst)
Edith Sharpe ...
Ian Carmichael ...
Henry Hewitt ...
Treasurer
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Henry Marshall
Peggy Ann Clifford ...
Mrs. Bristow
Nicholas Parsons ...
Charles Poole
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Shop Assistant
Eric Barker ...
Alec Blair
Gerald Fox ...
Clerk
Miles Malleson ...
Bob McNaughton ...
Robing Room Attendant
John Welsh ...
Mr. Justice Fanshawe
Llewellyn Rees ...
Farrant QC
Maurice Colbourne ...
Official Referee
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Newly qualified barrister Roger Thursby joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm. Thrown in at the deep end by the absent-minded senior partner, his first few appearances in court border on the disastrous as he encounters a succession of cantankerous judges. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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And NOW - it's the lid off the LAW!

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7 June 1957 (Ireland)  »

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4 in legge  »

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1.66 : 1
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To aid the air of dishevelment surrounding Alfred Green, Terry-Thomas slept in his costume for a fortnight before filming, and rubbed at the suit-seams with a pumice stone. See more »

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Clerk: You start with a blue robing bag, sir. Then if you do good work for counsel, he'll give you a red one. If at the end of seven years you haven't been given a red bag - use a suitcase.
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A Pair of Briefs
24 October 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I am semi retired solicitor who used to practise in the High Court and County Courts.I used to instruct Barristers on a regular basis.there were the brilliant barristers,a few,and then there were the rest.I often used pupils on the basis that they were much cheaper,more eager for work and,unlike Roger Thursby,less likely to put their foot in it.So much of what I saw in this film brought back memories,not always fond.A truly marvellous cast produced by the Boultings when they were at the top of the form.Still to come was the classic"I'm Alright Jack".This is the centenary of the birth of the Boultings.there has been a season of their films and an exhibition at the BFI Southbank.It would be fitting if someone could publish a book to commemorate this.


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