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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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John Varley John Varley
Soldier
George Woodbridge George Woodbridge
Man with Debris Clearing Unit
Robert Brooks Turner Robert Brooks Turner
Senior Service Officer at Dinner Party
Wally Patch Wally Patch
Sergeant Clearing Debris
Pete Murray Pete Murray
Extra in Crowd at BBC Bunker
Peter Noble Peter Noble
Prisoner of War
Ferdy Mayne Ferdy Mayne
Prussian Student


Written by
Michael Powell Michael Powell
(written by) and
Emeric Pressburger Emeric Pressburger
(written by)


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A classic

9 years, 4 months ago at Jun 12 10:11
At some point, I started to watch the classics directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, especially since their movies were considered as the Golden Age of British cinema. This one was the 2nd movie they directed together and it would be their first critical and commercial hit. Well, to be honest, it actually took me a while to get into this story but it was eventually really worth it. In... read more
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The passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military are dramatized in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s magnificent epic, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, which follows the exploits of pristine British soldier Clive Candy (Roger Livesey).
Release date: 26 July 1943
UPC: 037429166024
Tags: War (9), 1940s (7), British (7), Romance (7), WWII (7), Nurse (6), Soldier (6), UK (5), Hospital (5), Officer (5), Duel (5), Patriotism (5), Military (5), Friendship (5), Satire (5), 1943 (5), WWI (4), Drama (3), Ambulance (3), Actress Playing Multiple Roles (3)
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