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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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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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13 September 1957 (France)  »

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Legal Eagles
18 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fun film about barristers who have just begun their careers. Ian Carmichael plays Roger Thursby, who is hired on as a "pupil" (an associate) and immediately he is in court. He fumbles along through some little mishaps in court, but finds his way eventually. Its a great cast, including Richard Attenborough and Terry-Thomas, amongst others. I can imagine any lawyer in Britain or anywhere else smiling through this, recalling their first missteps before a judge. The film moves along well, and the characters are both likable and well realized. The title threw me, I thought it was about a bickering family (I bought it because Terry-Thomas, who actually has a minor role), but it is about the law. A fun, amusing film, especially recommended for anyone remotely related to the legal profession.


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