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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • 1943
  • UK
  • 163 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Written by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

In Powell & Pressburger's poignant masterpiece, Clive Candy (Livesey, superb) starts out as a hotheaded Boer War hero and ages 40 years into a portly Home Guard general who keeps falling for the same kind of girl (Kerr, luminous). Spry and delightful after nearly 70 years, it's presented here in a crisp digital restoration.

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

18 May 20125 stars

Crisp restoration of the 1940s satire by Powell and Pressburger

Spry and delightful nearly 70 years on, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is one of many masterpieces from filmmaking virtuosos Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, collectively known as The Archers. Their fifth collaboration, from 1943, is an…

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