Hobson's Choice

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Hobson's Choice film poster


One of Morrissey's favourite films - via NME interview (1983): Morrissey - "Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer"

The brass band sampled on Sheila Take A Bow is taken from this film:

The "BEWARE THE WRATH TO COME" matrix message on Bigmouth Strikes Again (12" A-side) was taken from the band's banner in the same scene:

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Wikipedia Information


Hobson's Choice is a 1954 British romantic comedy film directed by David Lean. It is based on the 1916 play of the same name by Harold Brighouse. It stars Charles Laughton in the role of Victorian bootmaker Henry Hobson, Brenda de Banzie as his eldest daughter and John Mills as a timid employee. The film also features Prunella Scales in one of her first cinema roles. Hobson's Choice won the British Academy Film Award for Best British Film 1954.