The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

An unforgettable story of forty gallant years.

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General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

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  • Roger Livesey

    as Major General Clive Wynne-Candy
  • Deborah Kerr

    as Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela "Johnny" Cannon
  • Adolf Wohlbrück

    as Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
  • Roland Culver

    as Col. Betteridge
  • James McKechnie

    as Spud Wilson
  • Arthur Wontner

    as Embassy Counsellor
  • David Hutcheson

    as Hoppy
  • Ursula Jeans

    as Frau von Kalteneck
  • John Laurie

    as Murdoch
  • Harry Welchman

    as Major Davies
  • Robert Harris

    as Embassy Secretary
  • A.E. Matthews

    as President of Tribunal
  • Theodore Zichy

    as Colonel Borg (as Count Zichy)
  • Jane Millican

    as Nurse Erna
Camera Georges Périnal Director of Photography
Art Alfred Junge Production Design
Directing Emeric Pressburger Director
Production Emeric Pressburger Producer
Writing Emeric Pressburger Writer
Directing Michael Powell Director
Production Michael Powell Producer
Writing Michael Powell Writer
Editing John Seabourne Sr. Editor
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Bato Costume Design
Sound Allan Gray Original Music Composer
Camera Jim Body Clapper Loader