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Hobson's Choice: The Criterion Collection DVD

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An unsung comic triumph from David Lean, Hobson's Choice stars the legendary Charles Laughton as the harrumphing Henry Hobson, the owner of a boot shop in late-Victorian Northern England. With his haughty, independent daughter Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) decides to forge her own path, romantically and professionally, with the help of none other than Henry's prized bootsmith Will (a splendid John Mills), father and daughter find themselves head-to-head in a fiery match of wills. Equally charming and caustic, Hobson's Choice, adapted from Harold Brighouse's famous play, is filled to the brim with great performances and elegant, inventive camera work.
Additional Details
Director
David Lean
Genre
Romance
Production Year
1954
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 107 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    - New high-definition digital transfer from a restoration by the BFI National Archive, funded by the David Lean Foundation and StudioCanal
    - Audio commentary featuring film scholars Alain Silver and James Ursini, co-authors of David Lean and His Films
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6 Reviews
4.8

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TCMHobson's Choice: The Criterion Collection DVD
 
4.8

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  • Entertaining (6)
  • Great cinematography (3)
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5.0

Beautiful British Comedy

By jane eyre

from Georgetown TX

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      Love it now on DVD, have about worn out my VHS copy

       
      5.0

      A Must Have!

      By Sweet'Ums

      from western PA

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        Bought this as soon as it came out (so did my sister) we both love it! What a hoot! Laughton as usual is just great. So is John Mills. Really love the "moon in the puddles" scene and Laughton's DTs scene.

         
        4.0

        Laughtons terrific!

        By MamaMo

        from California

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          I love Charles Laughtons voice and his mannerisms, Iv'e never seen him fail yet to entertain. This movie is no exception. He is an authoratative man with his family and firmly rules the roost till his daughter shows him that she can make her way in the world and it is he who needs the help not her. Great Stuff Have fun

           
          5.0

          Very enjoyable

          By Bunny

          from Burlington, IA

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            My mother and I watched this together. It was a great story and the actors were so talented. The story was "clean". Really enjoyed it.

             
            5.0

            WONDERFUL JEM

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            from Lincoln Nebraska

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                The is one of David Lean's early directing Jems. It won the 1954 British Academy Award for Best Film. It is absolutely delightful. Not only is it funny, but it is inspiring. A tale of rising above the constraints of society and finding happiness.

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                5.0

                One of my favorites

                By kestrel1027

                from Indiana

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                  The description doesn't do it justice. This is actualy a story about an old maid shackled by her father's and sister's assumptions that she, as the older capable sister, will remain behind to care for him and manage his shop. She throws a wringer into the works though by forging her own, unexpected, path and gains respect and begrudging admiration through her emancipation. Even though she is a bit of a curmudgeon, this unique plot has you rooting for her and all the down trodden personalities her father has rode roughshod over throughout his career.

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