Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Tunes of Glory. At night, a snowy brick road leading to an elaborate Scottish fort on a distant hill

This week’s mystery movie was the 1960 film Tunes of Glory, with Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, John Fraser, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Percy Herbert, Allan Cuthbertson, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Richard Leech, Gerald Harper and Peter McEnery. Introducing Susannah York.

Executive Producer Albert Fennell.

Harrison's Reports

Production manager Patrick Marsden, assistant director Colin Brewer, camera operator Austin Dempster, continuity Rita Davison, sound by John Cox, recording by Bert Ross and Red Law.

Dubbing editor Leslie Hodgson, assistant art director Martin Atkinson, makeup by Harry Frampton, hairstyles by Barbara Ritchie, wardrobe by Charles Guerin.

Photography by Arthur Ibbetson, production design by Wildred Shingleton. Edited by Anne V. Coates.

Screenplay by James Kennaway, based on his novel.

Music composed and conducted by Malcolm Arnold.

Produced by Colin Lesslie.

Directed by Ronald Neame.

Tunes of Glory is available on DVD and Blu-ray from TCM.

I rummaged around in the trades for a highly rated film from 1960-61 and Tunes of Glory caught my eye. This mystery movie, and last week’s (Patterns), were challenges because nearly every frame of the movie was identified in one of the image search engines. Very annoying.

Let’s see which New York Times critic hated it. My money is on Bosley Crowther.

My goodness! Bosley Crowther actually liked a movie (Dec. 21, 1960)! I may have this bronzed once I pick myself up off the floor.

If ghostly echoes of Rudyard Kipling, The Charge of the Light Brigade and other voices respectfully intoning the traditions of the regiments seem to be heard through the new British film Tunes of Glory, which came to the Little Carnegie yesterday, it figures. For this is a picture that gets around, at last, to saying some things about military traditions that haven’t been said so aptly and so eloquently in years.

Sept. 6, 2021, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery chap. He seems in quite a rush.

Update: This is Angus Lennie.

Sept. 7, 2021, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have this mystery chap.

Update: This is Dennis Price.

Brain Trust roll call: Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery chap) and Megan (Monday’s mysterious chap).

Sept. 8, 2021, Mystery Photo

For “Hm Wednesday,” we have a mystery chap. Back of the Head Guy has been cropped out due to insufficient mysteriousness (even for a Back of the Head Guy) and will appear Friday.

Update: For Friday, adding unmysterious Back of the Head Guy.

Update: This is Gordon Jackson with John Mills as Back of the Head Guy.

Sept. 8, 2021, Mystery Photo

We also have this mystery chap. He does not approve of such goings-on. In fact the entire mystery movie deals with people who do not approve of such goings-on.

Update: This is Percy Herbert.

Brain Trust roll call: Megan and Thom (mystery movie and both mystery guests), Jenny M. (mystery movie and both mystery guests), Anne Papineau (Tuesday’s mystery chap), B.J. Merholz (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery chap), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and both mystery guests), Sheila (mystery movie and both mystery guests), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery chap), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and both mystery guests) and Benito (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery chap).

Sept. 9, 2021, Mystery Photo

For “Aha Thursday,” we have a mystery woman. The leading man has been cropped out due to insufficient mysteriousness and will appear Friday.

Update: Uncropping to reveal unmysterious leading man.

Update: This is Alec Guinness and Kay Walsh.

Sept. 9, 2021, Mystery Photo
We also have this mysterious piper.

Update: This is John Fraser.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery guest and Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1), Anne Papineau (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Charles Kjelland (mystery movie and mystery leads), Richard Wegescheide (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1), Patrick (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Michael Ryerson (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Alexa (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery guest and Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1), Beach Gal (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Victor H. Brown (Tuesday’s mystery guest and Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1) and Sylvia E. (mystery movie and all mystery guests).

Sept. 10, 2021, Mystery Photo

For Friday, we have a mystery woman with Back of the Head Guy.

Update: This is Susannah York.

Sept. 10, 2021, Mystery Photo

We also have this mystery chap.

Update: This is John Mills.

Sept. 10, 2021, Mystery Photo

And finally, this unmysterious chap.

Update: This is Alec Guinness.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery guests), Beach Gal (Thursday’s mystery guests), Tucson Barbara (Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests and Thursday’s mystery woman), Michael Ryerson (Thursday’s mystery guests), Gary (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery chap), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Megan and Thom (Wednesday’s mystery chap No. 1 and Thursday’s mystery guests), Sylvia E. (Thursday’s mystery guests and gent cropped out due to lack of mysteriousness) and Anne Papineau (Thursday’s mystery guests).

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53 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  1. Anne Papineau says:

    Angus Lennie in “Tunes of Glory”

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  2. Megan says:

    Is it the Life and Death of Colonel Blimp?

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  3. Megan says:

    Or am I barking up the wrong tree, and this is Angus Lennie?

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  4. Jenny M says:

    Movie – Tunes of Glory

    Monday – Angus Lennie

    Tuesday – Dennis Price

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  5. Anne Papineau says:

    On Tuesday, Dennis Price

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  6. B,J, Merholz says:

    Dennis Price in Tunes of Glory

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  7. Gary says:

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

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  8. mike hawks says:

    Angus Lennie and Dennis Price in TUNES OF GLORY.

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  9. Sheila says:

    Angus Lennie and Dennis Price, ‘Tunes of Glory’?

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  10. Mary Mallory says:

    Duncan MacRae and Dennis Price in TUNES OF GLORY.

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  11. Megan and Thom says:

    Our guest today is Dennis Price, and our movie is Tunes of Glory.

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  12. Monday: Angus Lennie in TUNES OF GLORY (1960)
    Tuesday: Dennie Price

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  13. Benito says:

    Dennis Price today, guessing its TUNES OF GLORY 1960

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  14. Mary Mallory says:

    Gordon Jackson with BOTH Alec Guinness and Percy Herbert.

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  15. Floyd Thursby says:

    For Tuesday we have Dennis Price and for Wednesday we have Gordon Jackson. The movie is “Tunes of Glory.”

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  16. tucsonbarbara says:

    Gordon Jackson

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  17. Anne Papineau says:

    On Wednesday, Gordon Jackson and Percy Herbert

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  18. Charles Kjelland says:

    Tunes of Glory with John Mills and Alec Guiness?

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  19. Richard Wegescheide says:

    Looks like Gordon Jackson on Wednesday, and he is young, so I will guess Times of Glory-if I remember the title correctly.

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  20. Patrick says:

    Angus Lennie, Dennis Price, Gordon Jackson and Percy Herbert in Tunes of Glory from 1960.

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  21. mike hawks says:

    Gordon Jackson and Percy Herbert.

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  22. Wednesday brings a bloke looking very much like Gordon Jackson wearing a British officer’s uniform bearing the rank insignia of a Captain making this perhaps Tunes of Glory (1960) an Alec Guinness vehicle. Sorry, lotta words for one guess.

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  23. Alexa says:

    Tunes of Glory?
    Dennis Price
    Gordon Jackson

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  24. And perhaps Percy Herbert sporting a waxed moustache.

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  25. And that makes the teapot carrying orderly Angus Lennie and the Major, Dennis Price.

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  26. beachgal says:

    Movie is Tunes of Glory. Tues we have Dennis Price.

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  27. beachgal says:

    Wed #1 is Gordon Jackson. Wed #2 is Percy Herbert.

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  28. beachgal says:

    Might Monday be Angus Lennie?

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  29. Tuesday looks like Dennis Price. Wednesday 1st is Gordon Jackson ( butler in Upstairs Downstairs)

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  30. Sylvia E. says:

    Tunes of Glory 1960 (what an interesting storyline)
    Mon – Angus Lennie, I think (but totally a guess)
    Tues – Dennis Price, I think
    Weds – Gordon Jackson and Percy Herbert (my guides to the movie) I think the BOTHG is Alec Guinness, though it could be John Mills I guess. I’m stickin’ with Mr. Guinness.

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  31. tucsonbarbara says:

    I have no idea what the movie is, but I’ll take a wild guess at “Tunes of Glory.”

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  32. Mary Mallory says:

    Allan Cuthbertson Monday, Kay Walsh and John Fraser today.

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  33. beachgal says:

    Thurs is #1 Kay Walsh and #2 John Fraser

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  34. tucsonbarbara says:

    Mon – Angus Lennie
    Tues – Dennis Price
    Wed – Kay Walsh

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  35. Our leading lady is Kay Walsh (nice eyebrows Kay), and John Fraser on pipes.

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  36. Gary says:

    I suppose it is Dennis Price in Tunes of Glory.

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  37. mike hawks says:

    Kay Walsh and John Fraser.

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  38. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Wednesday: Gordon Jackson; Percy Herbert
    Thursday: Kay Walsh; John Fraser

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  39. Megan and Thom says:

    The first actor from Wednesday is Gordon Jackson. For today we have Kay Walsh and John Fraser.

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  40. Sylvia E. says:

    Thurs – Image #1 Kay Walsh with ‘cropped for lack of mysteriousness’ Alec Guinness
    Image #2 John Fraser

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  41. Anne Papineau says:

    On Thursday, Kay Walsh and John Fraser.

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  42. tucsonbarbara says:

    Alec Guinness with Kay Walsh, Susannah York with Gordon Jackson, John Mills, Alec Guinness

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  43. Mary Mallory says:

    Susannah York with Gordon Jackson as BOTH guy, John Mills, and Alec Guinness.

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  44. beachgal says:

    Fri – Susannah York, John Mills and Alec Guinness.

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  45. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Susannah York, Duncan Macrae; John Mills; Alec Guinness.

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  46. And the Friday round up brings Susannah York, John Mills and Alec Guinness.

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  47. beachgal says:

    BOTHG on Wed #1 is John Mills
    Uncropped on Thurs #1 is Alec Guinness

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  48. mike hawks says:

    Susannah York, John Mills and Alec Guiness.

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  49. Anne Papineau says:

    On Friday, Susannah York, Sir John Mills and Sir Alec Guinness

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