The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

TitleThe Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1943
AuthorsPowell, Michael, and Emeric Pressburger
Running Time163 min
Date Released10/1943
DistributorGeneral Film Distributors
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng

Widely considered a masterpiece, directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger explore the changing notions of modern warfare against the tradition of British military systems from the Boer War to World War II. Centered on Clive Candy, an aging British officer, and his experiences in three wars, the film offers a constant in his friendship with a German military officer and continuing change through his relationship with a woman assuming three different roles.


Roger Livesey

Deborah Kerr

Anton Walbrook

Roland Culver

Harry Welchman

Arthur Wontner

Albert Lieven


Produced, Directed, and Written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Cinematography by Georges Perinal

Edited by John Seabourne

Music by Allan Gray


Drama, Comedy, War

Alternate TitleThe Adventures of Colonel Blimp; Colonel Blimp
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