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'The Life & Death Of Colonel Blimp' R.Livesey 1943

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The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp' DVD, R. Livesey (1943), New & Sealed


Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's drama criticizing a British Army out of touch with the new realities of World War II was controversial when released, with the British government denying its cooperation to the filmmakers and with Powell and Pressberger accused in some quarters of being pro-German. The story follows two British soldiers through forty years of warfare. The framing story follows a Home Guard exercise in which Spud Wilson (James Mckechnie) captures Clive Wynne Candy (Roger Livesey) in a Turkish bath, six hours before the exercise is supposed to begin. Candy insists that Wilson is not playing by the rules, but Wilson argues that rules should not be followed in modern warfare. As Candy dresses down Wilson, his tale is told is flashback. In 1902, during the Boer war, Candy travels to Berlin where he confronts a German propagandist, Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff (Anton Walbrook) and challenges him to a duel. As they recuperate from the wounds incurred in the duel, the two become friends. Candy's traveling companion, Edith Hunter (Deborah Kerr) then tells him that she and Theo plan to marry. It is only then that Candy realizes he's in love with Edith. During World War I, Candy adheres to the gentlemanly fighting that he carried on during his Boer War campaigns and he marries Barbara (Deborah Kerr), a nurse who bears a strong resemblance to Edith.

Production Note:

Director: Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger

Starring:

Roger Livesey - Clive Candy
Deborah Kerr - Edith Hunter
Deborah Kerr - Barbara Wynne
Deborah Kerr - Johnny Cannon
Anton Walbrook - Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
Albert Lieven - Von Ritter
Spencer Trevor - Period Blimp
James McKechnie - Spud Wilson
Patrick Macnee - Actor/Actress
John Varley - Actor/Actress
Yvonne Andre - Nun
David Hutcheson - Hoppy
Diane Marshall - Sybil



Coding: All Region Code / PAL Format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English
Subtitles: Chinese / English (All Removable)
Runtime: 163 Mins.






Customer Reviews


 
by WILLIAM DUNBAR
Date Added: 03/29/2009
Amazing movie, visually stunning well worth the price, excellent price!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]


 








This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 14 June, 2008.



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