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.