Brothers in Law

Film, Comedy
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This Boulting brothers comedy (from a novel by Henry Cecil) about the absurdities of the British legal system chugs along amiably but lacks real satirical bite. The usual gallery of eccentric British character actors are out in force (Malleson the absent-minded pupil master, Terry-Thomas the court-hardened swindler), giving their usual mannered but doughty performances. Carmichael is the innocent abroad, a newly qualified barrister exposed to the baffling rituals and bizarre antics of his peers.

By: GM

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roy Boulting
Screenwriter: Frank Harvey, Jeffrey Dell, Roy Boulting
Cast: Ian Carmichael
Richard Attenborough
Jill Adams
Miles Malleson
Irene Handl
John Le Mesurier
Leslie Phillips
Kenneth Griffith
Nicholas Parsons
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