Law and Disorder

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  • 1958
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • 6.4  (314)

Law and Disorder is a British comedy film, released in 1958. The movie is directed by Charles Crichton and stars Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, and Ronald Squire, among others. The film revolves around three lawyers who get involved in a series of misadventures while working on a high-profile case. The story begins with the three lawyers, Hawkins (Michael Redgrave), Crabtree (Robert Morley), and Foxley (Ronald Squire), receiving a high-profile case from their client, Mr. Potts (Lionel Jeffries). Mr. Potts is accused of stealing a valuable diamond necklace from a prestigious jewelry store in London. Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Potts swears that he is innocent.

The lawyers are initially hesitant to take on the case, given its high stakes and the overwhelming evidence against their client. However, they eventually agree to take on the case after Potts convinces them of his innocence. The trio soon finds themselves embroiled in a series of mishaps and comedic episodes, as they try to gather evidence to prove their client's innocence.

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie involves the lawyers' attempts to retrieve Mr. Potts' fingerprints from the scene of the crime. At first, they attempt to do this by breaking into the jewelry store at night. However, they soon realize that this is not going to work, and instead come up with a plan to distract the store's night watchman using a string of sausages. The scene is a hilarious showcase of the trio's bumbling attempts to outsmart the watchman.

Another memorable scene involves the lawyers' attempts to retrieve a key piece of evidence - a receipt for the necklace that Potts supposedly purchased. This leads them to break into the home of Potts' estranged wife, who has custody of the receipt. However, their efforts are complicated by the fact that Potts' wife is hosting a party at her house that night. The resulting chaos is a testament to the movie's clever and unpredictable sense of humor.

Throughout the movie, the three lawyers are in constant conflict with each other, as they each have their own ideas about how to prove their client's innocence. This creates a dynamic and entertaining interplay between the characters, as they struggle to work together towards a common goal. Their disagreements and squabbles are both humorous and endearing, and the chemistry between the three actors is palpable.

Despite its comedic tone, Law and Disorder also manages to be a thought-provoking commentary on the British legal system. The movie raises questions about the fairness and impartiality of the law, and the power dynamics that are at play in the courtroom. It also addresses issues of social class and privilege, as the rich and powerful are shown to have an unfair advantage in the legal system.

Overall, Law and Disorder is a fun and entertaining British comedy that is sure to leave audiences in stitches. The movie's clever writing and hilarious performances make it a must-watch for fans of classic British cinema.

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    1 hr 16 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (314)