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Hobson's Choice

2 Ratings: 5.0
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1953
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Hobson's Choice
review by . July 18, 2011
Back when David Lean made great films…
For those who didn't know, and I was one of them, a Hobson's choice is a free choice, but where only one option is really available. At the end of Hobson's Choice, a fine, vulgar, poignant and very funny film directed by David Lean, this is what Henry Horatio Hobson faces. Please note that elements of the plot are discussed.       Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a prosperous shoe and boot merchant in the small town of Salford, England. The time is the 1880s. Hobson …
review by . July 16, 2011
Fun to watch,
The story opens in Victorian times, where Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a wealthy boot shop owner, despite being a selfish blowhard and a drunkard who spends his days and nights at the pub. When he tells his smart, spinster daughter (Brenda de Banzie) that she's too old to marry, she takes matters into her own hands and marries an unlikely candidate (John Mills).      This is an absolutely delightful movie with endearing characters, a funny plot, and witty dialogue and …
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