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A Pair of Briefs (1962)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 October 1962 (USA)
She's new in chambers, and he's a troublemaker. But what *is* the true status of the old lady's wartime marriage, and can the two young legal minds find the answer?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Stevens
Mary Peach ...
Frances Pilbright
Brenda de Banzie ...
Gladys Worthing
Mr. Justice Haddon
Roland Culver ...
Sir John Pilbright
Liz Fraser ...
Gloria Hoskins
Sidney Pudney
Jameson Clark ...
George Lockwood
Charles Heslop ...
Bill Kerr ...
Victor - Club Owner
Nicholas Phipps ...
Joan Sims ...
Gale Tornado
Hubert Shannon
Exotic Dancer - Snake
Exotic Dancer - Maid


A recently-qualified barrister is annoyed when he finds his firm is taking on the boss's niece. The two youngsters soon find themselves in court on opposite sides in a case on the restitution of conjugal rights where both plaintiff and defendant seem to have things to hide. The irascible and rather fearsome judge has little time for the goings-on, least of all the way the two young lawyers seem rather too keen to squabble with each other. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A look at humor on the lighter side of the law---when a lady lawyer made a BRIEF appearance and--won HER case with LAUGHTER!




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2 October 1962 (USA)  »

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25 February 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I look on this film as both a film buff and a retired lawyer.I started my training about 4 years after this film was made and i think it may well have reflected society's then view of women lawyers,namely that their judgment was ruled by their emotions and not clear logical thought.I was actually articled to a woman solicitor and i have to say that she was a clear headed professional woman.Mind you women lawyers were extremely rare.In my class at Law School there was only one one woman in a class of 44.So many of the attitudes of the era are shown here.For example the stigma of children born out of marriage.Anyway having said that i would add that this is an amusing film with a fairly distinguished cast which kept me fully entertained.

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