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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

A classic British epic about the life and loves of a reactionary army officer, Clive Candy VC, told episodically in flashback. From his dashing career in the Boer War of 1902, the film follows Candy through marriage during the First World War to the Blitz of 1943, when he searches London for his lost youth and loves. The film was considered bad propaganda during World War II, and Winston Churchill personally banned its export.

2 hours, 37 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Mar 2011 12:45
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
Clive CandyRoger Livesey
Theo Kretschmar-SchuldorfAnton Walbrook
Edith/Barbara/JohnnyDeborah Kerr
Col BetteridgeRoland Culver
Maj John E DavisHarry Welchman
Embassy CounsellorArthur Wontner
Von RitterAlbert Lieven
John Montgomery MurdochJohn Laurie
Frau von KaltenneckUrsula Jeans
DirectorMichael Powell
ProducerMichael Powell
WriterEmeric Pressburger