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Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  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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Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
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Lt. Col. Basil Barrow
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Major Charles Scott, M.C.
Kay Walsh ...
Mary Titterington
John Fraser ...
Cpl. Piper Ian Fraser
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Capt. Jimmy Cairns, M.C.
Duncan Macrae ...
Pipe Major Maclean
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R.S.M. Riddick
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Capt. Eric Simpson
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Major 'Dusty' Miller
Gerald Harper ...
Major Hugo Macmillan
Richard Leech ...
Captain Alec Rattray
Peter McEnery ...
2nd Lt. David Mackinnon
Keith Faulkner ...
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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20 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Ecos de gloria  »

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Trivia

The name of the Highland regiment portrayed is never mentioned, although the screenwriter served in the Gordon Highlanders. However, the same regimental tartan (designed for this film) and bonnet badges were worn by the Highland regiment in Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968), and so the regiment in "Tunes of Glory" may well be the "3rd Foot & Mouth." See more »

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Pipe Major MacLean is never shown with a set of bagpipes. In particular, he is a mere observer at band practice. A pipe major is not only the leader of the band but also its chief instructor, and it is unthinkable that he would not play an active role in all practices. See more »

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Major Jock Sinclair: We're on a first name basis in this regiment. Your first name is Derek; my first name is Major.
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References Muffin the Mule (1946) See more »

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The Black Bear
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Arranged by Malcolm Arnold
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Great movie. Great cast. Great location.
16 May 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I consider "Tunes of Glory to be one of the best movies made of it's type. The acting of Alec Guinness and John Mills was of the highest standard, with a great supporting cast. The Scottish accents were excellent and the setting at Stirling castle in Scotland gave the film real authenticity. Although the film was made in 1960 I still consider it to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. Of course I could be a wee bit prejudiced here as I hail from Scotland, although exiled here in Melbourne, Australia these last 34 years. This movie hardly ever appears on television, however if you haven't seen it and get the opportunity, please take it. You won't be disappointed.


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