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The Resource Hobson's choice, 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

Hobson's choice, 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

Label
Hobson's choice
Title
Hobson's choice
Statement of 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
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.H63 2008
PerformerNote
Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Joseph Tomelty, Richard Wattis, Prunella Scales, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye
Runtime
108
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
461
Technique
live action
Label
Hobson's choice, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([16] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn276784789
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604651195
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
715515042116
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1792D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276784789
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital monaural, high definition digital transfer from restoration
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hobson's choice, 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
Publication
Note
  • 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)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([16] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn276784789
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604651195
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
715515042116
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1792D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276784789
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital monaural, high definition digital transfer from restoration
Video recording format
DVD

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