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Tunes of Glory (1960) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Colin Lesslie and Albert Fennell.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingJames KennawayNominated
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Tunes of Glory (1960)

By Beatrice on Jan 11, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Tunes of Glory Directed by Ronald Neame Written by James Kennaway based on his novel 1960/UK United Artists/Knightsbridge Films Repeat viewing/Netflix rental It’s a joy to watch the clash of two great actors. Major Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) belongs to his Highland Regiment in every sens... Read full article


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Maj. 'Dusty' Miller: [Getting dressed hurriedly for dance lessons] Hand me my kilt of burning gold. Where are my plimsolls of desire? It's cruelty, that's what it is, cruelty. Margot Fonteyn couldn't suffer more.


Lt. Col. Basil Barrow: When you're dying, when you really believe you're dying, you think of the most absurd things.
Capt. Jimmy Cairns, M.C.: In my war I never had time to think.
Lt. Col. Basil Barrow: Oh they gave me time, all right. Again and again. When I was in the prison camp, they nearly drowned me, then they brought me round. Then they put a wet cloth over my mouth and kept it wet until I nearly drowned again. And the only thing that pulled me through was the thought that one day I'd come back and sit in the middle of that table as colonel of this battalion, like my grandfather and his father before him. Only I was going to be the best of the lot.


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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."
Film debut of Susannah York.
Alec Guinness was offered the role of Lt. Col. Barrow, but asked for the role of Maj. Sinclair instead; he then suggested John Mills for the other role.
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