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Law and Disorder 1940

74 mins United Kingdom Director. David Macdonald

There’s Thin Man-style wisecracking and plenty of Alastair Sim’s splendid glum Scots humour in this fast-paced home-front comedy, which sees youthful solicitor Larry Preston (Barry K. Barnes) and his high-spirited wife Janet (Diana Churchill) wind up Larry’s lugubrious senior partner Samuel Bright (Sim) in their race to expose a radio-controlled wartime bombing plot.

Gifted character actor Edward Chapman (seen here as Inspector Bray) would go on to achieve comedy immortality in some of Norman Wisdom’s funniest films as the grand but long-suffering Mr Grimsdale.

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Directed by

David Macdonald


Edward Chapman

Alastair Sim

Barry K. Barnes


Legal and Courtroom drama War


Espionage World War II


Forgotten Features WWII at the Pictures




United Kingdom



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