The Dock Brief

51 min | Digital Archive | 1959

This hilarious one-act play by John Mortimer (creator of Rumpole of the Bailey) is the story of a highly incompetent lawyer preparing to defend a man who, by his own admission, is guilty of murdering his wife. Starring Sir Michael Hordern (Gandhi, How I Won the War), two-time Tony winner George Rose (My Fair Lady), and Leueen MacGrath (who with George S. Kaufman co-wrote Silk Stockings).