The Small Back Room (Hour of Glory)
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The Small Back Roombore the title Hour of Glory when it was originally released in England. Physically challenged scientist David Farrar prefers to avoid the company of others. He locks himself in his laboratory, drinking himself into unconsciousness when he's finished working. Farrar finally comes out of his shell when his neighbors are endangered by an unexploded bomb. Producer-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger adapted Hour of Glory from a novel by Nigel Balchin.
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,
"... 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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