The Small Back Room (1952)
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as Sammy Rice
as R.B. Waring
as Corporal Taylor
as Colonel A.K. Holland
as Prof. Mair
as ATS Corporal
as Col. Strang
as Sgt. Major Rose
as Dying Gunner
as The Minister
as Sgt. Graves
as Welsh doctor
as Gunnery Officer
Critic Reviews for The Small Back Room
The most terrific suspense is achieved during this last sequence which more than compensates for any of the film's shortcomings.
The Small Back Room is too good to be regarded as the curio that most currently see it as.
Through the Archers' gaze we watch closely, but are never let in.
One of the period's most piercing, emotionally anguished romances.
Audience Reviews for The Small Back Room
[font=Century Gothic][color=seagreen]"The Small Back Room" is about the problems and work of a weapons researcher in London in the spring of 1943. While battling alcohol because of a crippling injury, he is investigating booby trapped bombs that the Germans are dropping all over England and advising on a new gun. The movie is lacking slightly in plot, but it makes up for it in characterisation, performances and beautiful camerawork. The film's climax and a hallucinatory sequence are definite highlights. I also liked that it is a movie about wartime that is just as much about saving lives and finding a reason to live, as much as anything else.[/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#2e8b57][/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#2e8b57]"The Small Back Room" is written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They would also collaborate on other interesting movies of the period including "The Red Shoes", "Stairway to Heaven/A Matter of Life and Death", "I Know Where I'm Going" and "Black Narcissus."[/color][/font]
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