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Hobson's Choice


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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.50 /10
 
Starring
Charles Laughton , Brenda de Banzie , John Mills
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Directed by: David Lean
Written by: Norman Spencer, Wynard Browne

 
 
 
Released: 1953
   
Genre: DRAMA
REMAKE
COMEDY
   
Origin: GB
   
Length: 107
 
 


 

An authoritarian Lancastrian father Charles Laughton) gets his come-uppance at the hands of his daughter (Brenda de Banzie) and her mild-mannered husband (John Mills).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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At the very least, a silver oldie. David Lean made a touching film of Harold Brighouse's comedy-drama about Lancashire life in the 1890s. Strong performances by Charles Laughton, John Mills and Brenda de Banzie almost conceal the fact that the film peaks at the end of the second act, and loses impetus in the last half hour.

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