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Hobson's Choice (1954)

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108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay...See moreHenry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements. See less
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Director
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Harold Brighouse (by) | David Lean (screenplay) | Norman Spencer (screenplay) | Wynyard Browne (screenplay)
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Cinematographer
Jack Hildyard (photographed by)
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Updated Feb 26, 1954

Release date
Jun 14, 1954 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Charles Laughton
Henry Hobson Henry Hobson   See fewer
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John Mills
William Mossop William Mossop   See fewer
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Brenda de Banzie
Maggie Hobson Maggie Hobson   See fewer
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Daphne Anderson
Alice Hobson Alice Hobson   See fewer
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Prunella Scales
Vicky Hobson Vicky Hobson   See fewer
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Richard Wattis
Albert Prosser Albert Prosser   See fewer
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Derek Blomfield
Freddy Beenstock Freddy Beenstock   See fewer
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Helen Haye
Mrs. Hepworth Mrs. Hepworth   See fewer
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Joseph Tomelty
Jim Heeler Jim Heeler   See fewer
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Julien Mitchell
Sam Minns Sam Minns   See fewer
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Gibb McLaughlin
Tudsbury Tudsbury   See fewer
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Dorothy Gordon
Ada Figgins Ada Figgins   See fewer
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Madge Brindley
Mrs. Figgins Mrs. Figgins   See fewer
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John Laurie
Dr. McFarlane Dr. McFarlane   See fewer
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Raymond Huntley
Nathaniel Beenstock Nathaniel Beenstock   See fewer
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Jack Howarth
Tubby Wadlow Tubby Wadlow   See fewer
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Shirley Stelfox
Actress (unconfirmed) Actress (unconfirmed)   See fewer
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Edie Martin
Old Lady Buying Shoelaces (uncredited) Old Lady Buying Shoelaces (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Sharp
Tailor who rents shop to William Mossop (uncredited) Tailor who rents shop to William Mossop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Brooks Turner
Beanstock Worker Who Finds Hobson in Cellar (uncredited) Beanstock Worker Who Finds Hobson in Cellar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.7 / 10 | 6,039 votes