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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp

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Powell & Pressburger's epic war saga

Powell & Pressburger's epic romantic tribute to the stiff upper lip traces the career of soldier Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) from Boer War-era Berlin to the depths of WW2.

Anton Walbrook is superb as his German opponent turned friend who makes him realise his old-fashioned virtues of honour and chivalry are dangerously out of date; Deborah Kerr takes a triple role as his lost love.

Churchill tried to suppress the film but its richness and generosity of spirit delight the eye and warm the heart.

Main extra is an old retrospective featurette.

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