Franklin

The small back room [videorecording] / Janus Films ; London Films present ; a production of the Archers ; distributed by British Lion Film Corporation, Limited ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Publication:
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, c2008.
Series:
Criterion collection; 441.
The Criterion collection ; 441
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([14 p.] : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Subjects:
Balchin, Nigel, 1908-1970 -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Great Britain -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Ordnance disposal units -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Amputees -- Psychology -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
War films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, British.
Language:
Open-captioned for the hearing impaired (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital monaural.
Summary:
Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon.
Participant:
David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins, Leslie Banks, Michael Gough, Cyril Cusack.
Credits:
Director of photography, Christopher Challis; editor, Clifford Turner; music, Brian Easdale.
Notes:
Based on The small back room / by Nigel Balchin.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1949.
Special edition features: audio commentary by Charles Barr; video interview with Chris Challis; excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Contributor:
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990. , Adapter, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988. , , , Director, Producer
Farrar, David, 1908-1995. , Actor
Byron, Kathleen, 1923- , Actor
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973. , Actor
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993. , Actor
Easdale, Brian, 1909-1995 , Composer
Balchin, Nigel, 1908-1970. , Author
London Films. , Producer
Archers (Firm). , Producer
Janus Films. , Producer
British Lion Films. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
ISBN:
1604650567
9781604650563
OCLC:
232337720
Publisher Number:
715515031226
CC1762D The Criterion Collection
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