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Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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4.5 out of 10 The film Churchill tried to ban!!
Patrick from Cork, 31 Mar 2008
Roger Livesey plays the eponymous hero in a performance that should have seen him rise to the top of his profession, had he not preferred to work on stage instead of on camera. 'Blimp' is an incredible film that has stood the test of time better than most, and if it occasionally gets a bit jingoistic, its easy to forgive. For me, Powell and Pressburger's masterpiece, better even than A Matter of Life and Death.
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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's much-lauded epic Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, which satirizes British traditionalism, stirred up impassioned hostilities and indignations among the Brits when released in 1943. It so infuriated Winston Churchill, in fact, that he refused to allow its exportation to other countries, particularly the U.S. When Blimp finally did premiere in the States in 1945, it screened in a drastically cut version. The sweeping story covers several...

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