A Somber Tune for Alec Guinness

Tunes of Glory

Nearly every Guinness film we’ve shown in this series has been a comedy. But the films that likely turned Alec Guinness into Sir Alec Guinness were his dramas. His big dramas — KwaiZhivagoTwistArabia — are widely known by film fans. But the lesser seen Tunes of Glory is another stand out that we’re thrilled to be showing as part of this retrospective.

Guinness re-teams with director Ronald Neame (they’d made The Horse’s Mouth a couple of years earlier) for this much more down-to-earth story of loyalty, honor and competition in World War II.

Weirdly, the trailer isn’t on YouTube, but you can see it at the Criterion Collection.

Friday, May 23 – 7, 9pm
Saturday, May 24 – 7, 9pm
Sunday, May 25 – 5, 7pm
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