The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)


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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Release Date: 1943-06-10
Status: Released
Run time: 163 min / 2:43
Production Studio : The Rank Organisation, Independent Producers, The Archers
Production Country: United Kingdom

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Casts

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

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Crew

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