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The Small Back Room (1949) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and produced by Michael Powell, Anthony Bushell, Emeric Pressburger and George R. Busby.

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The Small Back Room ( 1949 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 22, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Bomb expert and research scientist Sammy Rice ( David Farrar ) is recruited by Army captain Dick Stuart ( Michael Gough ) during the height of World War II to investigate a dangerous new bomb that the German's are scattering throughout Britain's beaches. Sammy struggles with alcoholism and a sense o... Read full article


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Sammy Rice: I must have a drink. Ask me to have a drink woman.
Susan: Have a drink Sammy.
Sammy Rice: Whisky?
[Susan nods.]
Sammy Rice: No thanks Susan.


Susan: Wouldn't it be silly to break up something we both like doing, only because you think I don't like it.
Sammy Rice: Yes, you've got it all worked out in the way women always have. They don't worry about anything except being alive or dead.


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This film marked the return of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger to Alexander Korda's London Films, after a successful but rather strained period at Rank.
The first film acting role of Bryan Forbes.
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