Hobson's Choice

Film, Comedy
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Set in the 1890s, this adaptation of Harold Brighouse's working class comedy, a favourite rep company standby since it was first performed in 1916, sees Laughton's tyrannical Lancashire bootmaker brought to heel when his plain-speaking daughter (de Banzie) marries his downtrodden, simple-minded employee (Mills) and sets up a competitive business. It could so easily have been a load of old cobblers; but Lean's sharp direction and impeccable performances all round transform a slight comedy into a timeless delight.

By: NF

Release details

Duration:
107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
David Lean
Screenwriter:
David Lean, Norman Spencer, Wynyard Browne
Cast:
Charles Laughton
Brenda de Banzie
John Mills
Daphne Anderson
Prunella Scales
Richard Wattis
John Laurie

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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A classic black and white movie which I loved seeing as much yesterday evening as I did first time round 20 odd years ago. True to the book. Extremely well cast, and consistently amusing throughout. Three stars.


A classic black and white movie which I loved seeing as much yesterday evening as I did first time round 20 odd years ago. True to the book. Extremely well cast, and consistently amusing throughout. Three stars.