1954 / UK / 107 min. / B&W
Director: David Lean
Charles Laughton, John Mills, Prunella Scales, John Laurie
David Lean’s penultimate film before he embarked on his trilogy of epics is a delightful romantic comedy about the no-win domestic and professional dilemma facing the eponymous Victorian bootmaker – brilliantly played by the scandalously forgotten Charles Laughton. An excellent and familiar cast all do their bit to ensure the film remains one of the most entertaining ways of spending a Sunday afternoon in winter.