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Basics Critics:70Viewers:74Rusty:77
Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: drama filmNarrative location: ScotlandRuntime: 106 - 107 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, ScotlandDirector: Ronald NeameScreenwriter: James KennawayMusic: Malcolm ArnoldCinematography: Arthur IbbetsonStars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price, Susannah York, Gordon Jackson, Kay Walsh, John Fraser, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Keir, Gerald Harper, Percy HerbertAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (James Kennaway)Award details: (details at IMDb)

Tunes of Glory is a 1960 British drama film directed by Ronald Neame, based on the novel and screenplay by James Kennaway. The film is a "dark psychological drama" focusing on events in a wintry Scottish Highland regimental barracks in the period following World War II. It stars Alec Guinness and John Mills, and features Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, John Fraser, Susannah York, Duncan MacRae and Gordon Jackson. Writer Kennaway served with the Gordon Highlanders, and the title refers to the bagpiping that accompanies every important action of the regiment. The original pipe music was composed by Malcolm Arnold, who also wrote the music for The Bridge on the River Kwai. The film was generally well received by critics, the acting in particular garnering praise. Kennaway's screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award.

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