The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
- Original title
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimpaka
- The Adventures of Colonel Blimp
- Running time
- 164 min.
- United Kingdom
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Rank Film Distributors
Drama. Comedy. War | Army. Friendship. 1900s. I World War. II World War
- Synopsis / Plot
- Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and loves of one extraordinary man. We meet the imposingly rotund General Clive Wynne-Candy, a blustering old duffer who seems the epitome of stuffy, outmoded values. Traveling backwards 40 years we see a different man altogether: the young and dashing officer "Sugar" Candy. Through a series of relationships with three women and his lifelong friendship with a German officer, we see Candy's life unfold and come to understand how difficult it is for him to adapt his sense of military honor to modern notions of "total war."
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Deborah Kerr)
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