Main title from The Small Back Room (1949) (6)

The Small Back Room

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| Film | | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Romance, Thriller, War | 1h 46min |
Stars: David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A bomb expert with a lame foot and a drink problem risks his life dismantling a booby bomb and returns to his long-suffering girlfriend

Reviews (1)

Rather gloomy suspense thriller with ineffective personal aspects, but well-made location sequences and a fascinating background of boffins at work in post-war London. (Halliwell’s)

Cast (25)

British actor David Farrar in a publicity shot for Black Narcissus (1947)
Sammy Rice
British actress, Kathleen Byron
British actor Jack Hawkins wears a jacket and tie
RB Waring
Photo of British actor, Leslie Banks (1)
Leslie Banks
Col AK Holland
Screenshot from The Small Back Room (1949) (1) featuring Michael Gough
Michael Gough
Capt Dick Stuart
Cyril Cusack
Cpl Taylor
Milton Rosmer
Prof Mair
Emrys Jones
Walter Fitzgerald
Renée Asherson
ATS Corporal
Henry Caine
Sgt Maj Rose
Sidney James
‘Knucksie’ Moran – Barkeeper
Sam Kydd
Crowhurst – Door Sentry
Michael Goodliffe
Geoffrey Keen
June Elvin
David Hutcheson
Robert Morley
The Minister
Roddy Hughes
Welsh Doctor
Bryan Forbes
Peterson – Dying Gunner
Roderick Lovell
Capt Pearson
James Dale
Elwyn Brook-Jones
Anthony Bushell
Col Strang
James Carney
Sgt Groves
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Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger


Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger



Production companies

The Archers
London Film Productions

Also known as

Hour of Glory (USA)

Pictures (2)

Screenshot from The Small Back Room (1949) (1) featuring Michael Gough
Main title from The Small Back Room (1949) (6)
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