The Hobbit (1977) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Hobbit

Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., 1977

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937

The Hobbit is a movie directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. in 1977 and based on the book The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien, first published in 1937. The movie features Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, and others.

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RATING

6.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Hobbit (Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., 1977)

8.5

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Book Cover: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, the 1937 book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

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Storyline

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by the evil dragon Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn’t.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Hobbit, the 1977 movie by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.

Year

1977

Minutes

77

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Hobbit

Country: USA

Year: 1977

Length: 1h17m

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Cover of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, the 1937 book by J.R.R. Tolkien

Year

1937

Pages

366

Book Rate

8.54

S: Goodreads

Book

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Country: UK

First published in: 1937

Length: 366 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The Hobbit, the 1977 movie by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.

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