One of the most celebrated films from the extraordinary director-writer partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP is a warm and wise work that displays extraordinary generosity of spirit. It tells the story of Clive Candy (Roger Livesey), a
stuffy British soldier whose life is shown in episodes that range from 1902, when he had a dashing career as a young officer in the Boer War, to 1943, when he creaks crankily about in the London blitz, remembering his lost youth and loves. Not at all a war film in any conventional sense, but a
character study that lingers with the viewer long after it's over.
Roger Livesey ably...