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Hobson's Choice

David Lean Regno Unito, 1954

Diderot's rating of the film Hobson il tiranno

A perfectly enjoyable anti-Victorian comedy with good performances by Charles Laughton and Brenda de Banzie. It comes from a by-no-means-quaint (and not-altogether-vanished) time when people still thought domineering, entitled, sweaty old men were charming (a figure very much related, as this movie bears out, to the affable alcoholic).