Brothers in Law

Brothers in Law

Roy Boulting (1956)

U Certificate


Our Score
The Boulting brothers' delightfully witty follow-up to their smash hit Private's Progress features many of the same cast. Its source novel is by Henry Cecil, himself a distinguished QC, and hopefully quite unlike the absent-minded QC played by Miles Malleson to whom our hero Ian Carmichael is apprenticed. 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.


An inexperienced barrister blunders through a succession of comic misadventures in and out of court. Comedy, with starring Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and Richard Attenborough.

Cast & Crew

Roger Thursby Ian Carmichael
Henry Marshall Richard Attenborough
Alfred Green Terry-Thomas
Kendall Grimes Miles Malleson
Tatlock Raymond Huntley
Judge Ryman John Le Mesurier
Mrs Potter Irene Handl
Alec Blair Eric Barker
Director Roy Boulting
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: video and DVD