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Hobson's choice

Author: David LeanNorman SpencerWynyard BrowneJack HildyardCharles LaughtonAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, ©2008.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 461.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Romantic comedy films
Comedy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Lean; Norman Spencer; Wynyard Browne; Jack Hildyard; Charles Laughton; John Mills; Brenda De Banzie; Daphne Anderson; Joseph Tomelty; Richard Wattis; Prunella Scales; Derek Blomfield; Helen Haye; Malcolm Arnold; Harold Brighouse; Janus Films.; London Films.; British Lion Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651195 1604651199
OCLC Number: 276784789
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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).
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.
Cast: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Joseph Tomelty, Richard Wattis, Prunella Scales, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye.
Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital monaural, high definition digital transfer from restoration.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 461.
Other Titles: Hobson's choice (Motion picture : 1954)
Hollywood greats (Television program).
Responsibility: 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.

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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.

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