09 20 Oct '24
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Michael Powell

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

163' - 1943 - War, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, French, English
Director: Michael Powell With: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook
Home from the Boer War, Clive Candy, a young British officer is distressed to learn of reports in German newspapers depicting atrocities committed by the British in South Africa. Vowing to set the record straight, Candy heads for Germany, where he meets Edith Hunter, a British woman. Candy succeeds in arousing the ire of the locals to such an extent that it is determined he must fight a duel with a young German, Kretschmar. This leads to a very amusing scene, as the proper British and rigid Germans discuss the ground rules for the duel. Both Clive and Kretschmar are wounded in the duel, and while hospitalized they form a friendship that will last

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Michael Powell


Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook


Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger


Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

More information


German, French, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom



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