|aHobson's choice|h[videorecording /|cBritish Lion Film Corporation.
|a[Burbank, CA]:|bWarner Home Video,|c1993.
|a1 videocassette (103 min.) :|bsd., b&w ;|c1/2 in.
|aChinese title :女大不中留.
|aChinese series's title :西洋經典名片系列.
|aBased on the play by Harold Brighouse.
|aVideocassette release of a 1953 motion picture.
|aDirector, David Lean ; screenplay, David Lean, Norman Spencer and Wynard Browne ; cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; music, Malcolm Arnold.
|aCharles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie.
|aAs Henry Hobson, a tyrannical bootshop owner, Charles Laughton molds a comical drunk of Falstaffian proportions. When Hobson forbids his daughters to marry, his eldest daughter defiantly sets her cap for the shop's best bootmaker. Matching Laughton's ferocity, Brenda de Banzie's Maggie hounds the flabbergasted Willie into marriage and a thriving business. As Willie, John Mills performs a gradual metamorphosis from painfully awkward to gently confident. Together, the sweet couple turn a crafty business deal onto a loving partnership.