July 24, 2014

Films

A Pair of Briefs – 1962 | 90 mins | Comedy | B&W

Plot Synopsis

A Pair of Briefs

Lifeless satire on the British legal system from the team behind the celebrated series of Doctor comedies; sadly there’s little onscreen chemistry between supposed star-crossed lovers Michael Craig and Mary Peach.

Two newly qualified barristers from the same chambers – Tony Stevens (Michael Craig) and Frances Pilbright (Mary Peach) are hired to represent the opposing sides in a bizarre marital case. Gladys Pudney (Brenda De Banzie) wants to have the restitution of her conjugal rights with husband Sidney Pudney (Ron Moody), who denies they were ever married. The courtroom bickering between the two barristers nearly gets them disbarred until kindly Judge Haddon (James Robertson Justice) manages to bring them together professionally and personally.

Production Team

Ralph Thomas: Director
Maurice Carter: Art Direction
Ernest Steward: Cinematography
Yvonne Caffin: Costume Design
Alfred Roome: Editing
Stella Rivers: Makeup Department
George Blackler: Makeup Department
Norrie Paramor: Original Music
Betty E Box: Producer
Nicholas Phipps: Script
Harold Brooke: Script
Robert T MacPhee: Sound Department
Gordon K McCallum: Sound Department
Don Sharpe: Sound Department

Cast

Michael Craig: Tony Stevens
Mary Peach: Frances Pilbright
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: George Lockwood
Charles Heslop: Peebles
Joan Sims: Gale Tornado
Terry Scott: Policeman



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