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The first film adaptation of Harold Brighouse's Salford-set play, humorously depicting the travails of a dipsomaniac cobbler.
Comedy 1920 80 mins Silent
The first of three film versions of the famous Salford-set play by Harold Brighouse. It humorously depicts the travails - caused by his three daughters and a gauche, but talented, employee - of the dipsomaniac cobbler, Henry Hobson. A faithful if largely studio bound adaptation is enlivened by a gallery of engaging performances, especially Arthur Pitt as the inebriated and indolent Hobson.
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