A Pair of Briefs: 1962 Legal Comedy

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What else would a story titled A Pair of Briefs be about but two lawyers? A light hearted legal comedy, the title (a double entrendre) refers to a piece of underwear and the legal documents making up the case to be tried by a barrister.

The film has been variously publicised as:

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?

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.

two young British lawyers (Michael Craig, Mary Peach) find romance as adversaries in a battle of the sexes 

a recently-qualified barrister is annoyed when he finds his firm is taking on the boss’s niece.

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. 

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!

it’s the whole truth . . .  and nothing like the truth!

 

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The movie stared:
Michael Craig
Mary Peach
Brenda De Banzie
James Robertson Justice
Roland Culver
Liz Fraser
Ron Moody
Jameson Clark
Charles Heslop

 

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You might want to check out this post at Dusty Video Box, including more images from this light comedy, a ‘carry on’ type film really. Dusty Video Box details how the story is portrayed in all its humor, pantily clad barrister and all! Ah, yes, who remembers the ‘Carry On’ films from back then?

The verdict from Dusty Video:

 

Dusty verdict: I won’t reveal the ending as a) it’s partly obvious and b) it’s mostly not…  A Pair of Briefs is ultimately a well written of slight, light comedy ideal for that undemanding nostalgia-watch you need at weekends or on sick days!
The cast are uniformly excellent and there’s a lot of energy from the Carry on cameos… along with the above you also get Terry Scott as a policeman and the recently departed Graham Stark as the man bringing the case against the nightclub.
It lives up to its poster promise and, if anything, is slightly more sophisticated than the image of the pantily-clad Peach at first suggests. She acts well and makes for a good match with the experienced Michael Craig: Britain’s own Doris and Rock?

 

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