The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Special Edition) ()

directed by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
featuring Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver, Albert Lieven, Spencer Trevor, James McKechnie

Show Synopsis

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's much-lauded epic Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, which satirizes British traditionalism, stirred up impassioned hostilities and indignations among the Brits when released in 1943. It so infuriated Winston Churchill, in fact, that he refused to allow its exportation to other countries, particularly the U.S. When Blimp finally did premiere in the States in 1945, it screened in a drastically cut version. The sweeping story covers several decades. It begins at the tail end of the Boer ...


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Oct 25, 2013

Interesting classic

Interesting view of the England of wartime. Main character was superficially a buffoon but displayed great character as he aged . Not sure I liked Deborah Kerr playing multiple parts, especially the WWII driver.

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