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Hobson's Choice (1954)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  19 April 1954 (UK)
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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 run the lives of his three unruly ... See full summary »

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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 run 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. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A Masterpiece of Lusty, Gusty, Rowdy Entertainment

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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As Filhas do Sr. Hobson  »

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John Laurie replaced an actor who dropped out. See more »

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When Maggie and Willie leave their benefactress' house, the film crew is reflected in the shop windows as the two walk down the street. See more »

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Willie Mossop: By gum.
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One of the greatest British movies of all time
2 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is still one of my all time favourites. The acting is superb, especially from Sir John Mills who delivers the most convincing piece of acting I have seen. Every part of this film is a joy to watch, from Charles Laughtons drunken behaviour to Brenda De Banzie's sheer determination to get what she wants by forcing Mills' character to stand up for himself once in his life.

They don't make films like this anymore, no profanity, no nudity and no innuendo.

A perfect family movie. You'd be mad to miss this next time you see it's coming on TV .


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