Tunes of Glory (1960)

Tunes of Glory




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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: James Kennaway
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 17, 2004
Criterion Collection


as Lt. Col. Jock Sincla...

as Lt. Col. Basil Barro...

as Maj. Charlie Scott

as Mary Titterington

as Cpl. Piper Fraser

as Morag Sinclair

as Capt. Jimmy Cairns

as Capt. Eric Simpson

as Pipe Maj. MacLean

as Mess Waiter

as Pony Major

as Lt. Alistair

as Maj. Dusty Miller

as Capt. Peter

as Cpl. Waiter

as Maj. Hugo MacMillan

as Capt. Alec Rattray

as Lt. David MacKinnon

as Piper Adam

as Lieutenant Rory
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Critic Reviews for Tunes of Glory

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It reverts to sentimentality and never manages to get to anything significant.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Every time you think you have a firm understanding of a character's personality, something totally logical occurs that completely changes that assessment.

July 21, 2006

Audience Reviews for Tunes of Glory

Alec Guinness eats scenery left and right and John Mills seeths on the sideline as two Scottish officers clash in a bloody war of the wills. At stake is an idea: what kind of Army, and by implication, what kind of civilisation do we have? One run by thugs acting like gentlemen, or one where gentlemen act like thugs? (Decide for yourself where you fit in the scheme of things while you watch) By no means just a two man show a regiment of supporting cast hold the flanks of this excellent, if old school, production. A must see if you've an interest in things military washed clean of propagandist rhetoric.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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