One of the masterpieces from Powell and Pressburger’s great years. It raised so many questions that Churchill tried to have it banned. One American critic called it the “British Citizen Kane”.
Martin Scorsese worked hard to have it restored for modern viewing, being one of its great admirers. Its audacity is almost un- English, and can be considered an elegy to the stiff upper lip. The charming, ironic film only based its title on the satirical Giles strip cartoon in the Daily Express. The film follows a soldier up the ranks of the army through three decades.
Roger Liversey and Anton Walbrook are superb and Deborah Kerr plays three women, one in each decade.
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