Tunes of Glory

Tunes of Glory

DVD - 2019
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Jock Sinclair is a whiskey-drinking, up-by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. A lifetime military man, Sinclair expects respect and loyalty from his men. But when Basil Barrow, an educated, by-the-book scion of a military family, enters the scene as Sinclair2s replacement, the two men engage in a fierce struggle for control of both the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
Edition: Criterion collection
ISBN: 9781681436692
Branch Call Number: DVD TUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Jan 05, 2020

Such great acting especially by the two leads who both took the opposite type of role that the audience was used to! The film received 5 BAFTA nominations. Mills won the best actor award at the Venice Film Fest. The audience can never predict what is going to happen next. The Criterion DVD includes interviews of the director and the two main actors that are extremely informative.

Sep 06, 2019

Such a good movie! Guinness's role in this is that of an arrogant Scotsman with a position in the military that allows him to behave in a less than traditional manner. Along comes his replacement and what follows is a journey that both he and his replacement travel along with a rude awakening at the film's close for one of them.

Nov 08, 2013

I loved this movie. Strong performances by Alec Guinness and John Mills, compelling characters and a surprising climax. Lovers of Scottish things may have particular interest.

Jan 05, 2012

If there is such a thing as a men's tearjerker this is it. This man, at least, is never left with a dry eye as he watches these two men struggle to maintain their masculine identities of leadership. Director Neame handles the sets, mattes, décor and cinematography to establish the perfect atmosphere for this Olympian battle of the titans. The closing snowstorm, freezing out the world and blanketing all with white, is the perfect conclusion.


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