U certificateThe Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a Film programme that first aired in 1943 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 4 star programme

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by
Emeric Pressburger
Michael Powell

A classic British epic about the life and loves of a reactionary army officer, Clive Candy VC, told episodically in flashback. From his dashing career in the Boer War of 1902, the film follows Candy through marriage during the First World War to the Blitz of 1943, when he searches London for his lost youth and loves. The film was considered bad propaganda during World War II, and Winston Churchill personally banned its export.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 165 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1943

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


James McKechnie...Lt. Spud Wilson
Neville Mapp...Stuffy Graves
Vincent Holman...Club porter
Roger Livesey...Clive Candy
David Hutcheson...'Hoppy' Hopwell
Spencer Trevor...Period Blimp
Roland Culver...Col. T.H. Betteridge
James Knight...Club porter
Deborah Kerr...Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Angela 'Johnny' Cannon
Dennis Arundell...Cafe orchestra leader
David Ward...Kaunitz
Jan Van Loewen...Indignant citizen
Valentine Dyall...Von Schonborn
Carl Jaffe...Von Reumann
Albert Lieven...Von Ritter