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Law and Disorder (1958)

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When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Percy Brand
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Judge Sir Edward Crichton
Ronald Squire ...
Colonel Masters
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Gina Laselle
Joan Hickson ...
Aunt Florence
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Major Proudfoot
Jeremy Burnham ...
Colin Brand
Brenda Bruce ...
Mary Cooper
Harold Goodwin ...
Blacky
George Coulouris ...
'Bennie' Bensuson
Meredith Edwards ...
Sergeant Bolton
Reginald Beckwith ...
Vickery
David Hutcheson ...
Freddie Cooper
Mary Kerridge ...
Lady Crichton
Michael Trubshawe ...
Ivan
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When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin becomes an assistant to the Judge, who is about to try Percy for his latest escapade, Percy and his gang have to come up with a plan, to stop them meeting in court. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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30 November 1959 (Sweden)  »

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Benvenuto a Scotland Yard!  »

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The production began with Henry Cornelius as director, but was finished by Charles Crichton after Cornelius's death. See more »

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Redgrave in top comic form
16 June 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This underrated film was recently shown again on TV.Despite having seen this a number of times i still found it as fresh as on its first viewing.There are so many fresh faces in even bit parts.The film shows off Redgraves comedic talent to the full.The fact that everything is underplayed and the comedy is so wry makes it all the more funny.The situations are well thought out and the comedic aspects of the plot are fully exploited.Robert Morley is in good form as the pompous judge and Lionel Jeffries plays the sort of role that he could do blindfold.Another classic comedy from the 50s which i believe is every much as good as the revered Carry Ons.


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