The Small Back Room Poster

Release Date: November 21st, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Brilliant but tormented bomb expert Sammy Rice (David Farrar) works for the British government during World War II. Army captain Dick Stuart (Michael Gough) drafts him into a secret project concerning a new small land mine that German planes have been dropping over England's beaches. But despite the ministrations of his faithful assistant and girlfriend, Susan (Kathleen Byron), Rice's increasingly problematic alcoholism and a recent injury threaten his ability to work.

Cast: David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Bushell, Michael Gough, Leslie Banks, Robert Morley, Cyril Cusack

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Archers

Keywords: London, Transformation, 1940s, Girlfriend, Emotional, Office, Quest


Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1949)