The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

A film by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Starring Roger Livesey

Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and loves of one extraordinary man. We meet the imposingly rotund General Clive Wynne-Candy, a blustering old duffer who seems the epitome of stuffy, outmoded values. Traveling backwards 40 years we see a different man altogether: the young and dashing officer “Sugar” Candy.

Through a series of relationships with three women and his lifelong friendship with a German officer, we see Candy’s life unfold and come to understand how difficult it is for him to adapt his sense of military honor to modern notions of “total war.”

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1943
Country of Production
United Kingdom
Language
English
Running Time
163 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012
7:30pm
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
4:45pm
Saturday, Apr 7, 2012
7:30pm

See http://musicboxtheatre.com/showtimes for all currently scheduled films.

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