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Status: Released

Runtime: 106

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Language: en

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  • Hour Of Glory
Content Score: 100

4.9/10 (5 votes)


At the height of World War II, the Germans begin dropping a new type of booby-trapped bomb on England. Sammy Rice, a highly-skilled but haunted bomb-disposal officer, must overcome his personal demons to defeat this new threat.


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Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
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David Farrar

David Farrar
as Sammy Rice

Kathleen Byron

Kathleen Byron
as Susan

Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins
as R.B. Waring

Leslie Banks

Leslie Banks
as Col. A. K. Holland

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A review by John Chard

I must have a drink. Ask me to have a drink woman.

The Small Back Room (AKA: Hour of Glory) is directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, with both adapting the screenplay from the Nigel Balchin novel. It stars David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins, Leslie Banks and Michael Gough. Music is by Brian Easdale and cinematography by Christopher Challis.

As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps across coastline England, Sammy Rice (Farrar) will be tasked with learning the secret to disarming the deadly devices. But first he must beat his private battle with alcohol, his form of se... read the rest.


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