The Small Back Room: The Imaginations of Powell and Pressburger

Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: David Farrar, Michael Gough, Kathleen Byron
106mins   1949   UK   PG   English   

Part of The Imaginations of Powell & Pressburger season at Depot

Brilliant but tormented bomb expert Sammy Rice works for the British government during World War II. Army captain Dick Stuart 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, Rice's increasingly problematic alcoholism and a recent injury threaten his ability to work.

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