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Tunes of Glory (1960)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  20 December 1960 (USA)
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
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Lt. Col. Basil Barrow (Battalion Commander)
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Maj. Charles 'Charlie' Scott, M.C. (Battalion Executive Officer)
Kay Walsh ...
Mary Titterington
John Fraser ...
Cpl. Piper Ian Fraser
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Capt. Jimmy Cairns, M.C. (Battalion Adjutant)
Duncan Macrae ...
Pipe Maj. Duncan MacLean
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RSM Riddick
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Capt. Eric Simpson
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Maj. 'Dusty' Miller (Mess President)
Gerald Harper ...
Maj. Hugo MacMillan
Richard Leech ...
Capt. Alec Rattray
Peter McEnery ...
2nd Lt. David MacKinnon
Keith Faulkner ...
Cpl. Piper Adam
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the regiment has returned to Scotland, and a new commanding officer is to be appointed. Jock's own cleverness is pitted against his new CO, his daughter, his girlfriend, and the other officers in the Mess. Written by Aryk Nusbacher <nusbacher-a@rmc.ca>

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Colonel Jock Sinclair drank with his officers...and sang and danced with them...until that day when a shot rang out AND HE STOOD ALONE! See more »

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20 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A dicsőség hangjai  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Film debut of Susannah York. See more »

Goofs

Major Sinclair starts the first day of Colonel Barrow's command still wearing his previous acting Colonel rank. Half way through the day (between the assault course and watching the pipers) his rank changes to Major. Whilst it is possible he might have had his jacket altered over between the scenes, it is not possible that Colonel Barrow (a stickler for uniform regulations) would not have mentioned this at the start of the day. See more »

Quotes

Major Jock Sinclair: ...others, Pipe Major.
Pipe Maj. Duncan MacLean: 'Cock of the North,' sir.
Major Jock Sinclair: Ah, yon's a cheesy tune. You'll no play that.
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The Black Bear
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Traditional
Arranged by Malcolm Arnold
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A truly excellent movie
4 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

You will never know whether you should love or hate the two lead male actors this this movie. Just when you find yourself hating the Guiness character, you will be pulled in the opposite direction, and find yourself feeling sad for him. Same for everyone really in this story which is what makes it so engaging. The rich and privileged John Mills is easy to hate as he didn't have to work hard to get where he is. But that very stigma is what hurts him, as he is never really given a chance to be seen as anything more than a privileged fool, so then you pity him. Guiness plays a character who worked very hard for everything he has, and is to be admired until you realize he doesn't give any room for kindness, or compassion, and then you pity him too, but for different reasons. I saw this movie at 3:00 am on a work night, and couldn't move from the screen, despite my early day at work. I was pulled into this story that seemed too familar to me as we are all guilty of either judgement. Brilliant.


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