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Brothers in Law (1957)

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 ...
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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
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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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7 June 1957 (Ireland)  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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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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