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Brothers in Law (1957)

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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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Henry Marshall
Ian Carmichael ...
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Alfred Green
Jill Adams ...
Sally Smith
Miles Malleson ...
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Tatlock
Eric Barker ...
Alec Blair
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Charles Poole
Kynaston Reeves ...
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Judge Ryman
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Potter
Olive Sloane ...
Mrs. Newen
Edith Sharpe ...
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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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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4 in legge  »

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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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Foreword: If all the characters in this film were not fictitious - it would be alarming!
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A Gem of a Film.
25 August 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful, gentle, warm and witty little piece of old England. Public school accents, sedate lives and endless good manners all provide a wonderful antidote to the trash Hollywood is currently creating at a million times the cost! The stars are worth watching just because of who they are...Ian Carmichael, Terry~Thomas, Dickie Attenborough, Nicholas Parsons and the incomparable John LeMesurier. Select a soggy November day in England, get a cup of cocoa, don the fluffiest slippers possible and watch this with complete escapist delight.


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