The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

feature film, ratni, romantic drama, UK, 1943

DIRECTED BY: Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

CAST:
Roger Livesey (Clive Candy),
Deborah Kerr (Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela 'Johnny' Cannon),
Anton Walbrook (Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff),
Ursula Jeans (Frau von Kalteneck),
James McKechnie (Spud Wilson),
David Hutcheson (Hoppy)

SCRIPT:
Michael Powell,
Emeric Pressburger

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Georges Périnal

MUSIC:
Allan Gray

EDITING:
John Seabourne Sr.

Synopsis:
It is a story about Clive Candy, elderly British colonel, who fought in three wars, loved three women and formed an unbreakable friendship behind the enemy lines. During the Boer War he was sent to Berlin to catch a German spy. He became friends with a German officer Theo who married the girl Candy fell in love with. During World War I Candy married a girl who reminded him of his love from Berlin and helped Theo – a prisoner of war – return to his homeland. Their next meeting took place during World War II. This time Candy was a prisoner… A curious fact about the film is that Deborah Kerr plays three roles.

color, 163'

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