Hobson's Choice (1931 film)

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Hobson's Choice
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Written by Frank Launder
Based on the play Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse
Starring James Harcourt
Viola Lyel
Frank Pettingell
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release dates
  • 1931 (1931)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[1] It follows a coarse bootshop owner who becomes outraged when his eldest daughter decides to marry a meek cobbler. It is based on the play Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse. It was produced by the leading British company of the time, British International Pictures, at their Elstree Studios.

The film is currently missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.[2]



  1. ^ "Hobson's Choice". British Film Institute. 
  2. ^ "Hobson's Choice / BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute.