Roger Livesey brilliantly portrays a British officer, Clive Candy, through the trials and tribulations of three wars, three lovers and a lifelong friendship across enemy lines. During the Boer War, candy is sent to Berlin to trap a German spy. There he befriends a German officer, Theo (Anton Walbrook), who marries the girl (Deborah Kerr) Candy is in love with. During the First World War, Candy marries a girl who resembles his lost love and helps Theo - now a POW - to get repatriated. Candy comes back in the Second World War as Brigadier General and once again encounters Theo. On joining a Home Guard exercise, Candy is captured, however, and the two are forced to either aid or betray each other.
'A Profile of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'
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'A Profile of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp': This exclusive 25 minute documentary includes interviews with cinematographer Jack Cardiff, Powell and Pressburger biographer Ian Christie and fan of the film Stephen Fry
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A wonderful film
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp review by George
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is one of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's masterpieces. It covers the life of the Colonel, played by Roger Livesey, over WW1 and WW2 and is a mixture of comedy, pathos and propaganda. Messrs. Powell and Pressburger had a golden ten year period of highly original films, of which this is one. So many other film makers are content to churn out a series or to resort to a remake of an old film with a different cast, a very lazy approach. Colonel Blimp joins Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, A Canterbury Tale, I know where I'm going, The Red Shoes and many more as something original, unlike any other films made then, the 1940s and 50s, or later. If you haven't seen it do put it on your list.