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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 225.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD TUN (Text) 31951004318082 Main Floor - DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 078002785X
  • ISBN: 9780780027855
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by James Kennaway.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound enhanced ; new video interview with director Ronald Neame ; exclusive new audio interview with actor Sir John Mills ; BBC television interview with Sir Alec Guinness ; original trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Arthur Ibbetson ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; music composed by Malcolm Arnold ; production designer, Wilfred Shingleton.
Participant or Performer Note:
Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, John Fraser, Susannah York, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Percy Herbert.
Summary, etc.:
Jock Sinclair is a whiskey-drinking, by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. Sinclair is a lifetime military man. He expects loyalty and respect from his men. But when Basil Barrow, an educated, by-the-book scion from a traditional military family enters the scene as Sinclair's replacement, the two men become locked in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation, enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Armed Forces > Officers > Drama.
Military service, Voluntary > Scotland > Drama.
Competition (Psychology) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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