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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP


Title of the Film THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP
Alternative Titles COLONEL BLIMP
English Titles  
Year of Release 1943
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 163
Length (in meters) 4483
Colour Technicolor
Genre Drama, Romance, War
Based on/Source  
Production Companies Archers Film Productions, Independent Producers
Producer(s) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr, Roger Livesey, Carl Jaffe, Albert Lieven, Ferdy Mayne, Jan Van Loewen
Literature Picture Post, 19 December 1942
Times, 9 June 1943
Kinematograph Weekly, 10 June 1943
Jewish Chronicle, 11 June 1943
Observer, 13 June 1943 (C. A. Lejeune)
Die Zeitung, 18 June 1943
Punch, 23 June 1943
Monthly Film Bulletin, 30 June 1943
Aufbau, 16 July 1943 (PEM)
Picturegoer, 24 July 1943
Documentary News Letter, vol. 4, no. 5 (1943)
New York Times, 30 March 1945
The Nation, 31 March 1945 (James Agee)
Aufbau, 6 April 1945 (Manfred George)
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/438362/index.html
Special notes Screenplay by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Art director: Alfred Junge
Music by Allan Gray
Costumes by Joseph Bato
"This a film which triumphs through its sheer intelligence and the fidelity with which it reflects the mood and accents of the times and the men involved in them." (Times)




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