Thursday, January 14, 2010

DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

TCM is going to run what may very well be my favorite Charles Laughton film (although it’s not an easy task to pick just one, what with The Old Dark House [1932], Payment Deferred [1932], The Sign of the Cross [1932], Ruggles of Red Gap [1935], Les misérables [1935], Tales of Manhattan [1942], The Big Clock [1948], Witness for the Prosecution [1957] and Advise & Consent [1962] all vying for attention), Hobson's Choice [1954], tonight at 11pm EST. I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw this—it was probably not too long after I got my DirecTV system back in 1998, when IFC ran it.

The movie is available on DVD, I know—it was released by Criterion in February of this year. And it’s currently on sale at as part of a massive Criterion blow-out for the low, low price of $21.97…but alas, I am currently without funds at the present time.

So I’m glad I’m getting an opportunity to grab it from TCM – by gum!

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Edward Copeland said...

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Wings said...

Okay, I DVR'd "Hobson's Choice" on your recommendation, and I watched it this morning.

And you were right, it is a great film. Calling it 'just' a comedy doesn't do it justice, it has a heart, as well.

The slow growing love between Maggie and Willie is just wonderful to watch unfold.

Great film, thanks man!