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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Movie, 1943 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Colonel Blimp (USA)
  • The Adventures of Colonel Blimp (USA)

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Sunbar UK

2008-12-08 12:16


More background vehicles including what looks like the front of a Wolseley saloon.

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The locomotive is possibly belonging to Great Western Railways, something like Hall class, but not used on the Southern Railways from Victoria as stated in the movie I think.

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johnfromstaffs EN

2008-12-08 15:05


The locomotive is definitely GWR built in Swindon. Except for some celebrated loco interchange trials held in the forties it could never have appeared on any lines from Victoria, which was a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway terminus, which after the 1923 grouping of smaller railway companies became part of the Southern Railway.

For the average film company a train was a train and any old stock footage would suffice.

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Sunbar UK

2008-12-08 15:19


Looking at a lightened picture I think GWR King Class by the front bogie design.

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sixcyl FR

2008-12-08 23:12


Was it a genuine coloured film? ... I thought only american were able to make coloured film in that era (1st around 1939?...)
By the way, it's nice :)

Sunbar UK

2008-12-08 23:36


Yes, "in Lavish Technicolor"

A far better film than I was expecting both story-wise and technically, even though sets were used in place of actual locations.

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-12-10 10:22


I've seen the film a couple of times and enjoyed it. The only thing that detracted from my enjoyment was the make-up of Roger Livesey as an old man in the home guard in the WWII part of the film. He was 37 at the time and I think the make-up artists struggled a bit. Anton Walbrook's appearance was more successful.

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