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A Pair of Briefs (1962)

| Comedy | March 1962 (UK)
She's new in chambers, and he's a troublemaker. But what *is* the true status of the old lady's wartime marriage, and can the two young legal minds find the answer?

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Nicholas Phipps (screenplay), Kay Bannerman (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ... Tony Stevens
Mary Peach ... Frances Pilbright
Brenda de Banzie Brenda de Banzie ... Gladys Worthing
James Robertson Justice ... Mr. Justice Haddon
Roland Culver ... Sir John Pilbright
Liz Fraser ... Gloria Hoskins
Ron Moody ... Sidney Pudney
Jameson Clark Jameson Clark ... George Lockwood
Charles Heslop Charles Heslop ... Peebles
Bill Kerr ... Victor - Club Owner
Nicholas Phipps ... Sutcliffe
Joan Sims ... Gale Tornado
John Standing ... Hubert Shannon
Amanda Barrie ... Exotic Dancer - Snake
Judy Carne ... Exotic Dancer - Maid
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A recently-qualified barrister is annoyed when he finds his firm is taking on the boss's niece. The two youngsters soon find themselves in court on opposite sides in a case on the restitution of conjugal rights where both plaintiff and defendant seem to have things to hide. The irascible and rather fearsome judge has little time for the goings-on, least of all the way the two young lawyers seem rather too keen to squabble with each other. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A look at humor on the lighter side of the law---when a lady lawyer made a BRIEF appearance and--won HER case with LAUGHTER!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A vesztes nyer See more »

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The Rank Organisation See more »
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Mono
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Ron Moody receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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Sidney Pudney: No hard feelings, as the monkey said to the... oh what's the use, you never laughed at my jokes anyway.
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Only for a rainy afternoon ...
12 April 2011 | by spottedowlSee all my reviews

This below par comedy rarely surfaces above average.

Poor casting of the lead players along with diffident direction produces a movie that is best described as a letdown.

Without the talents of the irrepressible James Robertson Justice propping up the whole shebang it would be something to miss - however his presence does stand out and makes it worthwhile to have a look on a rainy afternoon.

Most of the support cast, notably Joan Sims, manage well enough with the tripe being fed to them. Personally, I expect more from an English comedy than has been presented here.


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