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Hobson's Choice

Hobson's Choice

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Comedy / Drama (1954) 107 minutes ~ Black & White

Henry Hobson runs a successful bootmaker's shop in nineteenth-century Salford. A widower with a weakness for the pub opposite, he tries forcefully to rule the lives of his three unruly daughters. When he decrees 'no marriages' to avoid the expensive matter of settlements, eldest daughter Maggie rebels and sets her sights on Will Mossop, Hobson's star bootmaker. Maggie and Will leave to start up in competition, and she then turns her mind to helping her sisters marry their chosen partners.

Director: David Lean

Writers: Harold Brighouse (play), David Lean (screenplay), Norman Spencer (screenplay) and Wynyard Browne (screenplay)

Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills and Brenda De Banzie












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