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

Henry Marshall Richard Attenborough
Roger Thursby Ian Carmichael
Alfred Green Terry-Thomas
Sally Smith Jill Adams
Kendall Grimes Miles Malleson
Alec Blair Eric Barker
Mrs Potter Irene Handl
Judge Ryman John Le Mesurier
Tatlock Raymond Huntley
Charles Poole Nicholas Parsons
Judge Lawson Kynaston Reeves
Mrs Newent Olive Sloane
Director Roy Boulting
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Other Information

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