Competition: Win ‘Hobson’s Choice’ on Blu-ray



A Film By David Lean

Henry Horatio Hobson (Academy Award® winner CHARLES LAUGHTON) is the owner of a well-established boot shop in nineteenth century Salford, Lancashire and the father of three daughters.

The eldest, Maggie (BRENDA DE BANZIE), shoulders both home and business responsibilities while Hobson whiles the time away at the local pub. The younger sisters are both being courted by neighbours, but Hobson refuses to give the couples settlements.

Maggie becomes tired of his oafish behaviour and decides to take matters into her own hands by seeking a husband. Much to the hilarity and consternation of her father, Maggie sets her sights on shy Will Mossop (JOHN MILLS), Hobson’s master boot-maker. Together they set up a rival boot shop, with Maggie soon turning her mind to helping her sisters marry their chosen partners.


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To celebrate the release of ‘Hobson’s Choice’, we have 3 x Blu-ray copies of the film to give away courtesy of our friends at Studiocanal.

To enter, fill out the following form with ‘Hobson’ in the subject line, including your full name, address, contact number and Twitter username.

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Competition closes on Monday 19th May, 2014

Winners will be notified by phone / email

Best of luck!



– The competition is open to UK residents only.
– The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all the correct entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
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