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The British Brothers in Law is a characteristically enjoyable Boulting-brother farce, again extracting humor out of the commonplace. Ian Carmichael stars as a novice attorney, full of notions but coming-on a bit too strong for his fellow lawyers. Thanks to the intervention of irascible judge Miles Malleson, Carmichael is forced to jump in and starts swimming with a particularly prickly case. The experience teaches Carmichael how to bend and shape law to his advantage--and also how to curry favor with the public. Brothers in Law was based on a novel by Henry Cecil. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Eric Barker Most Promising Newcomer 1957 Winner

Cast

Richard Attenborough
as Henry Marshall
Ian Carmichael
as Roger Thursby
Terry-Thomas
as Alfred Green
Jill Adams
as Sally Smith
Miles Malleson
as Kendall Grimes
Raymond Huntley
as Tatlock
Eric Barker
as Alec Blair
Olive Sloane
as Mrs. Newent
John Le Mesurier
as Judge Ryman
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Potter
Basil Dignam
as Judge Emery
Henry Longhurst
as Roger's Father
Edith Sharpe
as Mrs. Thursby
Kynaston Reeves
as Judge Lawson
Kenneth Griffith
as Undertaker
Brian Oulton
as Solicitor
Leslie Phillips
as Shopman
George Rose
as Frost
Marianne Stone
George Rose
as Frost
Leslie Phillips
as Shopman
Kenneth Griffith
as Undertaker
Brian Oulton
as Solicitor

Crew

Roy Boulting
Director
John Boulting
Producer
Roy Boulting
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Dell
Screenwriter
Henry Cecil
Book Author
Benjamin Frankel
Composer (Music Score)
Anthony Harvey
Editor
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