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The Small Black Room

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The Small Black Room

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
107 minutes
performer:
Michael Gough, Leslie Banks
director:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
author:
Michael Powell
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Writer-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger followed their biggest hit, The Red Shoes, with this smaller-scale, moody piece that packs a big emotional wallop. In The Small Black Room, the brilliant, alcoholic bomb-disposal expert (David Farrar) faces challenges both business and romantic after WWII. Gough — who played Alfred in four Batman movies — costars as a dashing soldier. EXTRAS include a fine commentary by film scholar Charles Barr. A-