House Of Cards Trilogy

Richardson, Ian

SKU: 883929318254

UPC 883929318254
Release Date 2013-02-05
Studio BBC Video
Discs 3
Length 600
Format (unknown)
Synopsis 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 decades. It begins at the tail end of the Boer War, when handsome young British officer Clive Candy, recently back from the battlefront, is infuriated by his discovery that Deutschland papers have played up the British atrocities in South Africa, propagandistically. He grows so irate, in fact, that he travels to Germany to address the problem. Once there, he meets an attractive British educator, Edith Hunter (Deborah Kerr) who spends her days teaching English as a second language to German students. They grow close, but Candy so aggravates the local indigenes that he winds up in a duel with a German officer, Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff (Anton Walbrook). The men wound each other and are sent to the same hospital, where they become friends. Candy - who doesn't yet realize he's fallen in love with Edith -- senses that Theo and Edith are attracted to one another, and encourages the couple's marital union. Candy subsequently returns to England, then falls for and marries Barbara (again played by Kerr), a nurse who bears a strong resemblance to Edith. She later dies, but Candy meets a third woman during WWII, Johnny (Kerr a third time), assigned to drive him from one locale to another during his campaigns. Meanwhile, Theo - disgusted by Nazi atrocities -- absconds to England, where he reencounters his old friend, now a prattering old shuffler rapidly approaching the end of his career and raving continuously about Nazi conduct (or lack thereof) in battle. Powell and Pressberger adapted COLONEL BLIMP from a comic strip; it became one of the hallmarks of their careers.
Cast George Blackler (Makeup)
Jack Cardiff (Camera Operator)
W. Percy Day (Special Effects)
Allan Gray (Composer)
Georges Perinal (Director of Photography)
Michael Powell (Director)
Michael Powell (Screenwriter)
Emeric Pressburger (Director)
Emeric Pressburger (Screenwriter)
Sydney Streeter (Production Manager/UPM)
Geoffrey Unsworth (Camera Operator)
Browning, Douglas (Creative Consultant)
Dorrie Hamilton (Makeup)
Desmond Dew (Sound)
C.C. Stevens (Sound)
Tom Payne (Assistant Director)
Muriel Aked (Co-Star)
Felix Aylmer (Co-Star)
Yvonne Andre (Co-Star)
Dennis Arundell (Co-Star)
Barrett, W. (Co-Star)
Frith Branbury (Co-Star)
Edward Cooper (Co-Star)
Roland Culver (Star)
Helen Debray (Co-Star)
Valentine Dyall (Co-Star)
Vincent Holman (Co-Star)
David Hutcheson (Co-Star)
Carl Jaffe (Co-Star)
Ursula Jeans (Co-Star)
Deborah Kerr (Star)
James Knight (Co-Star)
John Laurie (Co-Star)
Albert Lieven (Star)
Roger Livesey (Star)
Jan Van Loewen (Co-Star)
Patrick Macnee (Co-Star)
Neville Mapp (Co-Star)
Diane Marshall (Co-Star)
A. E. Matthews (Co-Star)
Eric Maturin (Co-Star)
Ferdy Mayne (Co-Star)
James McKechnie (Star)
Jane Millican (Co-Star)
Phyllis Morris (Co-Star)
Corp. Thomas Palmer (Co-Star)
Wally Patch (Co-Star)
Norman Pierce (Co-Star)
Joan Swinstead (Co-Star)
Reginald Tate (Co-Star)
Spencer Trevor (Star)
Anton Walbrook (Star)
Harry Welchman (Co-Star)
Arthur Wontner (Co-Star)
Count Zichy (Co-Star)
John Boxer (Co-Star)
Robert Harris (Co-Star)
Marjorie Gresley (Co-Star)
David Ward (Co-Star)
John Varley (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Audio commentary Andrew Davies interview Tour of parliament Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.30000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.35000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Television: British Mystery/Drama,Television: BBC,Mystery
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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