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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.

Director:

Roy Boulting

Writers:

Frank Harvey (screenplay), Jeffrey Dell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... Rev. Arthur Thursby (as Henry Longhurst)
Edith Sharpe Edith Sharpe ... Mrs. Thursby
Ian Carmichael ... Roger Thursby
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Treasurer
Richard Attenborough ... Henry Marshall
Peggy Ann Clifford Peggy Ann Clifford ... Mrs. Bristow
Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons ... Charles Poole
Leslie Phillips ... Shop Assistant
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Alec Blair
Gerald Fox Gerald Fox ... Clerk
Miles Malleson ... Kendall Grimes Q.C.
Bob McNaughton Bob McNaughton ... Robing Room Attendant
John Welsh ... Mr. Justice Fanshawe
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ... Farrant Q.C.
Maurice Colbourne ... Official Referee
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Storyline

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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The Screen's Happiest Comedy Event - the funny side of the legal profession as portrayed by England's top comedy makers. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1957 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

4 in legge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

To aid the air of dishevelment surrounding Alfred Green, Terry-Thomas slept in his costume for a fortnight (two weeks) 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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: "THE FIRST THING WE DO . . .

. . .LET'S KILL ALL THE LAWYERS"

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A Pair of Briefs
24 October 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I am semi retired solicitor who used to practise in the High Court and County Courts.I used to instruct Barristers on a regular basis.there were the brilliant barristers,a few,and then there were the rest.I often used pupils on the basis that they were much cheaper,more eager for work and,unlike Roger Thursby,less likely to put their foot in it.So much of what I saw in this film brought back memories,not always fond.A truly marvellous cast produced by the Boultings when they were at the top of the form.Still to come was the classic"I'm Alright Jack".This is the centenary of the birth of the Boultings.there has been a season of their films and an exhibition at the BFI Southbank.It would be fitting if someone could publish a book to commemorate this.


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