over 3 years
Beautifully tragic. We turn the clock back 40 years to scrutinise and old boy's virtues
over 7 years
P&P had balls of steel to make this incredible film in England during WWII. Amazing!
over 7 years
Unrequited love, life long friendship and how war became less gentlemanly
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 1943 film by the British film making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger under the production banner of The Archers. It stars Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr and Anton Walbrook. The title derives from the satirical Colonel Blimp comic strip by David Low but the story itself is original. The film is renowned for its Technicolor cinematography.
The film begins in 1943, the middle of the Second World War. Major General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) is the leader of a Home Guard squad in a training exercise. He is "captured" in a Turkish bath by soldiers from the opposing side, led by the young lieutenant "Spud" Wilson. Wilson has struck pre-emptively, breaking established conventions of war, as he believes this is how the Germans fight. He ignores Candy's outraged protests that "War starts at midnight!" and they scuffle and fall into a bathing pool.
The film segues back forty years to 1902 when Candy was a young lieutenant, and begins an...