The Small Back Room (Hour of Glory)
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In 1948, "The Archers" -- the writing and directing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger -- had completed The Red Shoes, one of their greatest international successes, but it had yet to be released when the Rank Organization, doubting the commercial appeal of the picture, severed ties with the team and Powell and Pressburger signed a new deal with Alexander Korda's London Films. Their first project for Korda, The Small Back Room, was a dramatic change of pace, a thriller set in London in the midst of World War II. Sammy Rice (David Farrar) is explosives expert who works… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Small Back Room is too good to be regarded as the curio that most currently see it as."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"... its uncanny storytelling is ever so eloquent."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Through the Archers' gaze we watch closely, but are never let in."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, PopMatters
"One of the period's most piercing, emotionally anguished romances."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
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