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Tunes of Glory

Tunes of Glory

Director: Ronald Neame Cast: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Two excellent actors shine in powerful roles in this drama by Ronald Neame that pits one Scottish army colonel against another. Alec Guinness is Lt. Col. Jock Sinclair, a man who temporarily takes over command of a regiment until his replacement, Col. Basil Barrow (John Mills) arrives. Sinclair comes from the lower echelons of the social order but was at least able to work himself up the echelons in the military hierarchy. He is fairly well-liked though still a little rough around the edges for some. When Barrow takes over, the two men clash almost at once. Barrow is from the upper crust, went to all the "right" schools, and believes in discipline and then a little more discipline, as well as efficient and proper bureaucratic processes. The differences between the two men threaten to rupture the unity of the regiment, especially after Sinclair assaults a soldier he finds in the company of his daughter. Barrow opts to report his behavior, leading to a climactic series of events.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/03/2019
UPC: 0715515239011
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 2,016

Special Features

English SDH Subtitles; Interview form 2003 with director Ronald Neame; Audio interview from 2002 with actor John Mills; Television interview from 1973 with actor Alec Guinness; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Lt. Col. Jock Sinclair
John Mills Lt. Col. Basil Barrow
Dennis Price Maj. Charlie Scott
John Fraser Cpl. Piper Fraser
Susannah York Morag Sinclair
Kay Walsh Mary Titterington
Gordon Jackson Capt. Jimmy Cairns
Allan Cuthbertson Capt. Eric Simpson
Duncan MacRae Pipe Maj. MacLean
John Barcroft Actor
Donald Douglas Mess Waiter
John MacKenzie Pony Major
David Webb Lt. Alistair
Paul Whitsun-Jones Maj. Dusty Miller
William Young Capt. Peter
Andrew Downie Cpl. Waiter
Barry Steele Actor
Percy Herbert Actor
Gerald Harper Maj. Hugo MacMillan
Richard Leech Capt. Alec Rattray
Peter McEnery Lt. David MacKinnon
Keith Faulkner Piper Adam
Angus Lennie Actor
John Harvey Actor
Andrew Keir Actor
Eric Woodburn Actor
Jameson Clark Actor
Lockwood West Provost
Gwen Nelson Actor
James Copeland Actor
Mark Burns Actor
William Marlowe Lieutenant Rory

Technical Credits
Ronald Neame Director
Malcolm Arnold Score Composer,Producer
Anne V. Coates Editor
Austin Dempster Asst. Director
Albert Fennell Executive Producer
Harry Frampton Makeup
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
James Kennaway Screenwriter
Colin Lesslie Producer
Wilfred Shingleton Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tunes of Glory
1. Opening Credits [2:48]
2. Jock's Last Day [8:18]
3. Colonel Barrow [4:17]
4. Bad Form [6:04]
5. Breakfast With Morag [2:18]
6. Inspection [8:17]
7. "Some Other Time" [5:53]
8. Mary [4:10]
9. Dancing Class [3:24]
10. The Party [9:49]
11. Bar Brawl [4:23]
12. A Formal Inquiry [10:03]
13. In The Mess [4:18]
14. "The Idea" [:36]
15. "Jock's Decision" [9:28]
16. "The Living And The Dead" [6:49]
17. Full Honors [4:09]
18. End Credits [11:45]
19. Color Bars [:31]

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