Films & Other Videos
Films with: Culver, Roland
- Life and death of Colonel Blimp
- Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler.
- DVD 5629
- The opulence of mid-Victorian England provides the backdrop for this chronicle of three generations of one aristocratic family. The Pallisers depicts both the Parliamentary maneuverings of the day and the social mores that ruled private passions. The action focuses on Palliser intimates Phineas Finn, the handsome and ambitious radical MP from Ireland, and Lizzie Eustace, a beautiful and conniving young widow. Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, Lady Glencora, cope with the demands of a growing family and ascend to an even higher social stratum.
- DVD 1214