The Dock Brief


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | 1h 28min |
| Stars: Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Beryl Reid | Director: James Hill

An incompetent barrister defends his client on a murder charge. The client is found guilty but the sentence is quashed on the grounds of inadequate defence


Photograph of English actor, Peter Sellers (1)
Wilfred Morgenhall, Solicitor
British actor Richard Attenborough in a publicity shot
Herbert Fowle, the Accused Murderer
Beryl Reid
Doris Fowle, Herbert Fowle’s late wife
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (10) | David Lodge
David Lodge
Frank Bateson, the Lodger
Frank Pettingell
Tuppy Morgan, Solicitor
Tristram Jellinek
Mr Perkins, the Prosecutor
Audrey Nicholson
Morgenhall’s Girl
Eric Woodburn
Judge Tommy Banter
John Waite
Clerk of the Court
Patrick Newell
First Warder
Henry Kay
Second Warder
Frank Thornton
Photographer at Fowle Wedding
Eric Dodson
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James Hill
John Mortimer
Writer (play)
Pierre Rouve
Writer (screenplay)

Also known as

Trial and Error (USA)


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios
Production company