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.

  1. Michael Powell

    Director, Writer

  2. Emeric Pressburger

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Roger Livesey

    Roger Livesey

    Major General Clive Wynne-Candy

  2. Deborah Kerr

    Deborah Kerr

    Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela "Johnny" Cannon

  3. Adolf Wohlbrück

    Adolf Wohlbrück

    Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff

  4. Roland Culver

    Roland Culver

    Col. Betteridge

  5. James McKechnie

    Spud Wilson

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 10, 1943


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 43m

Budget -

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