The Brothers in Law (1957)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Workplace Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 5, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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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.

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lawyer, courtroom, judge, trial [courtroom], mentor, justice, Britain, rookie