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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

An unforgettable story of forty gallant years.
Jun 10, 1943 2h 43m
7.9
97 votes

Synopsis

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.

Title The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Companies The Rank Organisation, Independent Producers, The Archers
Countries United Kingdom
Keywords berlin, germany, world war ii, world war i, british army, british empire, army, satire, soldier, prison camp, london blitz, boer war, home guard
Roger Livesey

Roger Livesey

Major General Clive Wynne-Candy
Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr

Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela "Johnny" Cannon
Adolf Wohlbrück

Adolf Wohlbrück

Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
Roland Culver

Roland Culver

Col. Betteridge
Arthur Wontner

Arthur Wontner

Embassy Counsellor
Ursula Jeans

Ursula Jeans

Frau von Kalteneck
Harry Welchman

Harry Welchman

Major Davies
Robert Harris

Robert Harris

Embassy Secretary
A.E. Matthews

A.E. Matthews

President of Tribunal
Theodore Zichy

Theodore Zichy

Colonel Borg (as Count Zichy)
Neville Mapp

Neville Mapp

Stuffy Graves
Vincent Holman

Vincent Holman

Club Porter (1942)
Spencer Trevor

Spencer Trevor

Period Blimp
James Knight

James Knight

Club Porter (1902)
Dennis Arundell

Dennis Arundell

Cafe Orchestra Leader
Jan Van Loewen

Jan Van Loewen

Indignant Citizen
Valentine Dyall

Valentine Dyall

von Schonborn
Carl Jaffe

Carl Jaffe

von Reumann
Eric Maturin

Eric Maturin

Colonel Goodhead
Frith Banbury

Frith Banbury

Baby-Face Fitzroy
Muriel Aked

Muriel Aked

Aunt Margaret
Felix Aylmer

Felix Aylmer

The Bishop
Edward Cooper

Edward Cooper

BBC Official