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The Small Back Room

Spine #441
Out-of-print



Release:
Aug 19, 2008
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Small Back Room

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Directed By: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins, Michael Gough, Cyril Cusack, Robert Morley, Leslie Banks
Licensor: Studio Canal

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After the lavish Technicolor spectacle of The Red Shoes, British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger retreated into the inward, shadowy recesses of this moody, crackling character study. Based on the acclaimed novel by Nigel Balchin, The Small Back Room details the professional and personal travails of troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert Sammy Rice (David Farrar), who, while struggling with a complex relationship with secretary-girlfriend Susan (Kathleen Byron), is hired by the government to advise on a dangerous new German weapon. Frank and intimate, deftly mixing suspense and romance, The Small Back Room is an atmospheric, post-World War II gem.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Charles Barr
  • New video interview with cinematographer Chris Challis
  • Excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography

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