Brothers in Law (film)
Brothers in Law is a 1957 British comedy film directed by Roy Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and Jill Adams. The film is one of the Boulting brothers successful series of institutional satires begun with Private's Progress in 1956. It is an adaptation of the novel Brothers in Law by Henry Cecil, a comedy set in the legal profession.
|Brothers in Law|
|Directed by||Roy Boulting|
|Produced by||John Boulting|
|Screenplay by||Roy Boulting|
Frank Harvey Jr.
|Based on||Brothers in Law|
by Henry Cecil
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by||Anthony Harvey|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
- 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
- Nicholas Parsons as Charles Poole
- Kynaston Reeves as Judge Lawson
- John Le Mesurier as Judge Ryman
- Irene Handl as Mrs. Potter
- Olive Sloane as Mrs. Newen
- Edith Sharpe as Mrs. Thursby
- Leslie Phillips as Shopkeeper
- Brian Oulton as Client
- George Rose as Mark Frost
- Kenneth Griffith as Undertaker
- Basil Dignam as Judge Emery
- Henry B. Longhurst as Reverend Arthur Thursby
- Penny Morrell as Rosalie Biddle
Bosley Crowther in The New York Times compared the film unfavourably to Private's Progress, commenting that it was "blessed with little spark"; whereas more recently, Tony Sloman in the Radio Times wrote, "Carmichael is surrounded here by a cast of accomplished character actors, including the splendid Terry-Thomas and the redoubtable Richard Attenborough as a smarmy fellow barrister. This is still very funny and relevant today."
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