Release date5 March 1957 (1957-03-05) Based onBrothers in Law
by Henry Cecil WriterRoy Boulting (screenplay), Henry Cecil (novel), Jeffrey Dell (screenplay), Frank Harvey (screenplay) DirectorsRoy Boulting, John Boulting ScreenplayRoy Boulting, Henry Cecil Leon, John Boulting CastRichard Attenborough (Henry Marshall), Ian Carmichael (Roger Thursby), Terry-Thomas (Alfred Green), Jill Adams (Sally Smith), Leslie Phillips (Shop Assistant) Similar moviesFirst Monday in October, Ted 2, Dredd, The Judge, Lammbock, Trial by Jury
TaglineBy the same team that made Private's Progress
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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.
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."