The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

United Kingdom, 1943

Film
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The producing and directing team of Powell and Pressburger resulted in some of British cinema’s finest films. “Colonel Blimp” is a deeply romantic film, but its emotionalism is kept in check by the cast’s English reserve. During the Boer War a young English soldier meets a German soldier and they are to continue a friendship that will take them through three wars on opposite sides of battle. Deborah Kerr features as the woman they both love. Also stars Roger Livesey and Roland Culver.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Michael Powell

Emeric Pressburger

production company

Rank Film Productions

The Archers

Language

English

Duration

02:36:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37286

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → History

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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