LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP, THE
Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP is a stirring masterpiece like no other. Roger Livesey (A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH) dynamically embodies outmoded English militarism as the indelible General Clive Candy, who barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history, 1902 to 1942, only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Anton Walbrook (THE RED SHOES) and Deborah Kerr (THE KING AND I) provide unforgettable support, he as a German enemy turned lifelong friend of Candy's and she as young women of three consecutive generations — a socially committed governess, a sweet-souled war nurse and a modern-thinking army driver — who inspire him. COLONEL BLIMP is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, aging and obsolescence, shot in gorgeous Technicolor. (Note courtesy of Criterion Collection.) DIR/SCR/PROD Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. U.K., 1943, color, 163 min. In English, French and German with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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