The Briggs Family

The Briggs Family is a 1940 British drama film directed by Herbert Mason and starring Edward Chapman, Felix Aylmer, Jane Baxter, Oliver Wakefield and Austin Trevor.[1] During the Second World War, a special constable and former solicitor is called upon to defend his son who is accused of the theft of a car.[2]

The Briggs Family
Directed byHerbert Mason
Produced byA.M.Salomon
Written byBrock Williams
John Dighton
StarringEdward Chapman
Felix Aylmer
Jane Baxter
Oliver Wakefield
Austin Trevor
Music byBretton Byrd
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Distributed byWarner Bros
Release date
  • 7 September 1940 (1940-09-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



Due to the criticism of the characters not being true to life plans to make further sequels and a series of 'Briggs' films were dropped.[3]



Quinlan, David. (1984). British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959. BT Batsford Ltd

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