The New Pictures, Apr. 2, 1945

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (General Cinema Finance—United Artists) is one of the most expensive and ambitious films ever made in England. It cost some $1,000,000 and it runs, even as cut for U.S. distribution, two hours and 26 minutes. Its very leisurely pace—almost that of a novel rather than a drama—may mystify the American cinemaddict, but the leisure is put to such good use that the chances are it will charm him instead. For The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is an uncommonly rich and pleasant study in character,...

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