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Hobson's Choice [videorecording]

Janus Films ; London Films ; David Lean's production ; screenplay by David Lean, Norman Spencer and Wynyard Browne ; photographed by Jack Hildyard ; produced in association with and distributed by British Lion Film Corporation Ltd. ; produced and directed by David Lean
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life.
Director
David Lean
Performers
Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Joseph Tomelty, Richard Wattis, Prunella Scales, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye.
Release Date
1954
Run Time
108 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Based on the play by Harold Brighouse.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954; ©1953.
  • "Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with Studio Canal and Optimum Releasing."
  • Accompanying booklet has a new essay by film critic Armond White and information about the new remastered transfer from a 1953 combined fine-grain master positive.
  • Special features: Commentary featuring film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini; Theatrical trailer; Episode of The Hollywood greats: Charles Laughton / written and presented by Barry Norman; producer, Barry Brown; director, Margaret Sharp ; BBC (ca. 44 min. ; 1978).
Uniform Title
Hobson's Choice (Motion Picture : 1954)
Related Title
Hollywood greats (Television program). Charles Laughton.
Edition
Special ed
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection ; 461
Criterion collection 461
ISBN
9781604651195, 1604651199
Credits
Music composed by Malcolm Arnold ; played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; music director, Muir Mathieson ; art director, Wilfred Shingleton ; editor, Peter Taylor ; costumes designed by John Armstrong ; costume supervisor, Julia Squire ; associate producer, Norman Spencer.
Published
[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2008.
Publisher no.
CC1792D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews:
Description
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital monaural, high definition digital transfer from restoration.
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