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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Colonel blimp 1943.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
Release Date 1943
Language English
Studio The Archers
Distributor General Film Distributors
Main Cast
Character Actor
Clive Candy Roger Livesey
Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Angela "Johnny" Cannon Deborah Kerr
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff Anton Walbrook
Frau von Kalteneck Ursula Jeans
Hoppy David Hutcheson

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a classic British WWII epic. The story covers 40 years in the life of General Clive Candy. The story starts in 1943 and then goes back to 1902. Beautifully filmed in technicolor it's a very watchable movie that seems more relevant today than it did in 1943. Though the movie takes it's name, and inspiration, from Sir David Low's famous satirical cartoon character the film is actually very poignant in spots as well as sentimental and humorous. See the discussion page for a more complete description.

The following weapons were used in the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp:

Webley Mk VI

The Webley Mk VI revolver is seen being used by British officers during the "raid" on the general's club in London which takes place several hours before the war-games are supposed to begin.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley

Thompson M1928A1

M1928A1 Thompson SMG's are seen being used by the British soldiers during the "raid". If you look carefully you can see both the 30 round box magazines and 50 round drum magazines in the background.it has been pointed out that the box magazines might be 20 rounders since the ones in the screencaps look too short to be 30 rounders. It has also been pointed out that the 30 round magazines were introduced in 1942 and it is unknown if any of the 30 round magazines "officially" made their way into the British supply system.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

The ubiquitous Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifle is seen being used by the majority of the British infantrymen during the "raid" sequence. The movie was filmed in England in 1942 with the unofficial assistance (despite Churchill's opposition to the film) of the British Army.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British

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