Tunes of glory
- DVD DRAMA (CEN)
DVD special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, John Fraser, Susannah York, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
In Ronald Neame's Tunes of Glory, the incomparable Alec Guinness plays Jock Sinclair--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 Sinclair's replacement, the two men engage in a fierce struggle for control of both the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men. Based on the novel by James Kennaway and featuring flawless performances by Guinness and Mills, Tunes of Glory uses the rigid stratification of military life to comment on the institutional contradictions and class hierarchies of English society, making for an unexpectedly moving drama.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by James Kennaway.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration ; interview from 2003 with director Ronald Neame ; audio interview from 2002 with actor John Mills ; television interview from 1973 with actor Alec Guiness ; trailer.