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Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
Rating:
Starring: Roland Culver, Vincent Holman, David Hutcheson, Deborah Kerr
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Category: Classics, Foreign
Studio: Criterion
Subtitles:
English
Length:
163 mins

 
 

 

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's magnificent epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp dramatizes the passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military. The film follows the exploits of exemplary British soldier Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) as he battles to maintain his honor and proud gentlemanly conduct through romance, three wars, and a changing world. Featuring Anton Walbrook and Deborah Kerr in her first leading role (as three characters!), the vibrant and controversial (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is the romantic portrait of a career soldier and a pointed investigation into the nature of aging, friendship, and obsolescence. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Powell and Pressburger's masterpiece in all its Techincolor glory.