Hobson's Choice Breaking The Sound Barrier

  |  Buy to Own: 14/04/2003
  |  213 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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A David Lean double bill. In 'Hobson's Choice' Lancashire bootmaker Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) keeps a tight rein on his three daughters, until his eldest, Maggie (Brenda De Banzie), marries his assistant Willie Mossop (John Mills) and sets him up in his own bootmaking firm. To Hobson's consternation, Willie has soon become his father-in-law's main business rival. Whilst 'Breaking the Sound Barrier' is Lean's adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play. Ralph Richardson stars as an aircraft maunfacturer whose all-consuming passion with making the ultimate supersonic jet kills both his son and son-in-law and almost destroys him and the rest of his family. Also starring Lean's wife, Ann Todd.