About

General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting fri...

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Written by

Michael Powell (Writer)
Emeric Pressburger (Writer)

Runtime

163 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

An unforgettable story of forty gallant years.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii british army british empire world war i army soldier satire boer war

Lists

#173 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#80 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#45 on Top 100 British films BFI