By Ken Tucker
Updated August 29, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

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-

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