Law and Disorder (1940 film)

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Law and Disorder
Directed by David MacDonald
Produced by K.C. Alexander
Written by Roger MacDougall
Starring Alastair Sim
Diana Churchill
Barry K. Barnes
Edward Chapman
Music by Francis Chagrin
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Douglas Myers
British Consolidated
Distributed by Adelphi Films
Release date
  • 7 June 1940 (1940-06-07) (UK)
Running time
74 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
For other films of the same name, see Law and Disorder.

Law and Disorder is a 1940 British comedy crime film directed by David MacDonald and starring Alastair Sim, Diana Churchill and Barry K. Barnes. [1] The screenplay concerns a young solicitor who defends a number of petty criminals accused of sabotage.[2] The film was made at Highbury Studios, with sets designed by art director James A. Carter.

The film premiered at Gaumont Haymarket in London on 7 June 1940.[3]



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  3. ^ The Times, 7 June 1940; pg. 4, col. 6: Picture Theatres - Gaumont: Law and Disorder Linked 2017-02-04