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Two excellent actors shine in powerful roles in this drama by Ronald Neame that pits one Scottish army colonel against another. Alec Guinness is Lt. Col. Jock Sinclair, a man who temporarily takes over command of a regiment until his replacement, Col. Basil Barrow (John Mills) arrives. Sinclair comes from the lower echelons of the social order but was at least able to work himself up the echelons in the military hierarchy. He is fairly well-liked though still a little rough around the edges for some. When Barrow takes over, the two men clash almost at once. Barrow is from the upper crust, went to all the "right" schools, and believes in discipline and then a little more discipline, as well as efficient and proper bureaucratic processes. The differences between the two men threaten to rupture the unity of the regiment, especially after Sinclair assaults a soldier he finds in the company of his daughter. Barrow opts to report his behavior, leading to a climactic series of events. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:December 20, 1960

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Kennaway Best Adapted Screenplay 1960 Nominee
Venice International Film Festival John Mills Volpi Cup for Best Actor 1960 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ronald Neame Best British Film 1960 Nominee

Cast

Alec Guinness
as Lt. Col. Jock Sinclair
John Mills
as Lt. Col. Basil Barrow
Dennis Price
as Maj. Charlie Scott
John Fraser
as Cpl. Piper Fraser
Susannah York
as Morag Sinclair
Kay Walsh
as Mary Titterington
Gordon Jackson
as Capt. Jimmy Cairns
Allan Cuthbertson
as Capt. Eric Simpson
John Barcroft
Donald Douglas
as Mess Waiter
John MacKenzie
as Pony Major
Paul Whitsun-Jones
as Maj. Dusty Miller
Andrew Downie
as Cpl. Waiter
Barry Steele
Percy Herbert
Gerald Harper
as Maj. Hugo MacMillan
Richard Leech
as Capt. Alec Rattray
Peter McEnery
as Lt. David MacKinnon
Angus Lennie
Andrew Keir
Eric Woodburn
Gwen Nelson
James Copeland
Mark Burns
William Marlowe
as Lieutenant Rory
Andrew Downie
as Cpl. Waiter
Peter McEnery
as Lt. David MacKinnon
Richard Leech
as Capt. Alec Rattray
Donald Douglas
as Mess Waiter
John MacKenzie
as Pony Major
Gerald Harper
as Maj. Hugo MacMillan
Paul Whitsun-Jones
as Maj. Dusty Miller

Crew

Ronald Neame
Director
Malcolm Arnold
Producer
Colin Lesslie
Producer
James Kennaway
Screenwriter
James Kennaway
Book Author
Arthur Ibbetson
Cinematographer
Malcolm Arnold
Composer (Music Score)
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Albert Fennell
Executive Producer
Austin Dempster
First Assistant Director
Harry Frampton
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