Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and loves of one extraordinary man. We meet the imposingly rotund General Clive Wynne-Candy, a blustering old duffer who seems the epitome of stuffy, outmoded values. Traveling backwards 40 years we see a different man altogether: the young and dashing officer "Sugar" Candy. Through a series of relationships with three women and his lifelong friendship with a German officer, we see Candy's life unfold and come to understand how difficult it is for him to adapt his sense of military honor to modern notions of "total war."
Deborah Kerr....Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Johnny Cannon
Anton Walbrook....Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
Roland Culver....Col. Betteridge
James McKechnie....Spud Wilson
Albert Lieven....von Ritter
Arthur Wontner....Embassy Counsellor
Ursula Jeans....Frau von Kalteneck
Harry Welchman....Major Davies
Reginald Tate....van Zijl
A.E. Matthews....President of Tribunal
Carl Jaffe....von Reumann (as Carl Jaffé)
Valentine Dyall....von Schönborn
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