The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

An unforgettable story of forty gallant years.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)


General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

Directors: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell.

Release Date: 1943-06-10
Status: Released
Run time: 163 min / 2:43
Production Companies : The Rank Organisation, Independent Producers, The Archers
Production Country: United Kingdom



Roger Livesey
Major General Clive Wynne-Candy
Deborah Kerr
Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela "Johnny" Cannon
Adolf Wohlbrück
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
Roland Culver
Col. Betteridge
James McKechnie
Spud Wilson
Arthur Wontner
Embassy Counsellor
David Hutcheson
Ursula Jeans
Frau von Kalteneck
John Laurie
Harry Welchman
Major Davies
Robert Harris
Embassy Secretary
A.E. Matthews
President of Tribunal
Theodore Zichy
Colonel Borg (as Count Zichy)
Jane Millican
Nurse Erna


Camera Georges Périnal Director of Photography
Art Alfred Junge Production Design
Directing Emeric Pressburger Director
Production Emeric Pressburger Producer
Writing Emeric Pressburger Writer
Directing Michael Powell Director
Production Michael Powell Producer
Writing Michael Powell Writer
Editing John Seabourne Sr. Editor
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Bato Costume Design
Sound Allan Gray Original Music Composer
Camera Jim Body Clapper Loader

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