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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hobson's Choice (1954) d. David Lean

Charles Laughton in Hobson's Choice

Hobson's Choice (1954)
d. David Lean
Criterion Collection #461

   Fun little comedy from David Lean.  It's about this guy who owns a boot shop in late Victorian Manchester.  He has three daughters- wife is dead.  Oldest daughter- wants to get married even though she's "too old" (30 lol) and when Dad poo-poos her she promptly sets her cap on the skilled book maker of her father's shop.  LET THE CLASS BASED ENGLISH COMEDY COMMENCE! Charles Laughton is excellent as the alcoholic patriarch.  Remember when alcoholism was a subject for comedy?

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