The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

What a fascinating film from 1943. Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger know how to make a beautiful movie. They directed The Thief of Baghdad (1940), The Red Shoes (1948), and the charming I Know Where I’m Going (1945). The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is another treasure.

In beautiful color, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp looks back at the career and loves of Clive Candy, a British army man. Made in 1942, the plot offers a surprising friendship between an Englishman and a German.

The movie also offers the opportunity to see a young Deborah Kerr. In three different roles she plays the women in Clive Candy’s life. It’s a lovely performance.

Here’s one of the early scenes where we see Clive Candy as an old, foolish-looking general.

I highly recommend the film.

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