The Small Back Room

The Small Back Room (1949)

  • Genre: Drama, War, Romance
  • Release Date: 1949-02-21
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 57 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: Český
  • Production Company: London Films Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.
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At the height of World War II, the Germans begin dropping a new type of booby-trapped bomb on England. Highly skilled but haunted bomb disposal officer Sammy Rice must overcome his personal demons to defeat this new threat.

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  • David Farrar

    as Sammy Rice
  • Kathleen Byron

    as Susan
  • Jack Hawkins

    as R.B. Waring
  • Leslie Banks

    as Col. A. K. Holland
  • Michael Gough

    as Capt. Dick Stuart
  • Cyril Cusack

    as Cpl. Taylor
  • Milton Rosmer

    as Prof. Mair
  • Walter Fitzgerald

    as Brine
  • Emrys Jones

    as Joe
  • Michael Goodliffe

    as Till
  • Renée Asherson

    as A.T.S. corporal
  • Anthony Bushell

    as Col. Strang
  • Henry Caine

    as Sgt. Maj. Rose
  • James Dale

    as Brigadier
  • Robert Morley

    as The Minister
  • Sid James

    as 'Knucksie' Moran
  • Sam Kydd

    as Crowhurst
  • Geoffrey Keen

    as Pinker
  • June Elvin

  • Roddy Hughes

    as Welsh Doctor
  • Bryan Forbes

    as Peterson
  • Roderick Lovell

  • Elwyn Brook-Jones

  • James Carney

  • John Stratton

    as Young Army Officer
Directing Michael Powell Director
Writing Nigel Balchin Novel
Writing Emeric Pressburger Writer
Sound Brian Easdale Original Music Composer
Directing Emeric Pressburger Director
Editing Clifford Turner Editor
Writing Michael Powell Writer
Camera Christopher Challis Director of Photography
Directing Sydney Streeter Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Josephine Boss Costume Design
Production Madeleine Godar Casting
Art Hein Heckroth Production Design
Art John Hoesli Art Direction
Production Jean Osborne Publicist
Directing Jack N. Green Third Assistant Director
Directing Archie Knowles Second Assistant Director
Art Pat Sladden Draughtsman
Production Anthony Bushell Associate Producer
Art Peter Childs Draughtsman
Sound Alan Allen Sound
Production Michael Powell Producer
Art Ivor Beddoes Assistant Art Director
Art Harry Pottle Draughtsman
Sound Peter Butcher Boom Operator
Production George R. Busby Production Assistant
Camera Anthony Hopking Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Iris Tilley Assistant Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Dorrie Hamilton Makeup Supervisor
Art Ted Clements Draughtsman
Production Emeric Pressburger Producer
Sound Peter Meyers Boom Operator
Camera John von Kotze Clapper Loader
Sound Cyril Swern Sound Editor
Art Dario Simoni Set Dresser
Art Wallis Smith Draughtsman
Camera Freddie Francis Camera Operator