|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Written by||Frank Launder|
|Based on||the play Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse|
|Cinematography||Walter J. Harvey|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
Hobson's Choice is a 1931 British comedy drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring James Harcourt, Viola Lyel, Frank Pettingell and Herbert Lomas.Based on the 1916 play Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse, it follows the tale of a coarse bootshop owner who becomes outraged when his eldest daughter decides to marry a meek cobbler. It was produced by the leading British company of the time, British International Pictures, at their studios in Elstree.
The film is missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.An earlier silent film version of the play had been released in 1920.
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