The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Solarmovie

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)


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.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 7.9/10 from 96 votes
Release Date: 1943-06-10
Status: Released
Run time: 163 min / 2:43
Production Studio : The Rank Organisation, Independent Producers, The Archers
Production Country: United Kingdom


Roger Livesey
as Major General Clive Wynne-Candy
Deborah Kerr
as Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela "Johnny" Cannon
Adolf Wohlbrück
as Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
Roland Culver
as Col. Betteridge
James McKechnie
as Spud Wilson
Arthur Wontner
as Embassy Counsellor
David Hutcheson
as Hoppy
Ursula Jeans
as Frau von Kalteneck
John Laurie
as Murdoch
Harry Welchman
as Major Davies
Robert Harris
as Embassy Secretary
A.E. Matthews
as President of Tribunal
Theodore Zichy
as Colonel Borg (as Count Zichy)
Jane Millican
as Nurse Erna


Camera Georges Périnal Director of Photography
Art Alfred Junge Production Design
Directing Emeric Pressburger Director
Production Emeric Pressburger Producer
Writing Emeric Pressburger Writer
Directing Michael Powell Director
Production Michael Powell Producer
Writing Michael Powell Writer
Editing John Seabourne Sr. Editor
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Bato Costume Design
Sound Allan Gray Original Music Composer
Camera Jim Body Clapper Loader