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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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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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A comedy about lawyers 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

His Honour Judge Ryman: Well, let me suggest that you ask the witness how her husband treated her.
Henry Marshall: Thank you, my lord. Mrs. Potter, how did your husband treat you?
Mrs. Potter: Like a slave.
Henry Marshall: Yes?... in what way?
Mrs. Potter: Well, in every way.
Henry Marshall: Well, uh, could you enumerate some of those ways?
Mrs. Potter: Enumer what?
Henry Marshall: Give some examples?
Mrs. Potter: It was always happening.
Henry Marshall: What was?
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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 Gem of a Film.
25 August 1999 | by Welly-2See 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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