Stirring drama set in a Highland regiment where two officers – the easy-going, hard-drinking Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) and his replacement, the by-the-book CO Basil Barrow (John Mills), a stickler for protocol and details – are at loggerheads over just about everything. The conflict escalates inexorably into tragedy. Susannah York made her debut as Morag Sinclair, Jock’s daughter.
Alec Guinness as Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
John Mills as Lt. Col. Basil Barrow (Battalion Commander)
Dennis Price as Maj. Charles ‘Charlie’ Scott, M.C. (Battalion Executive Officer)
Kay Walsh as Mary Titterington
Susannah York as Morag Sinclair
John Fraser as Cpl. Piper Ian Fraser
Gordon Jackson as Capt. Jimmy Cairns, M.C. (Battalion Adjutant)
Duncan Macrae as Pipe Maj. Duncan MacLean
Percy Herbert as RSM Riddick
Allan Cuthbertson as Capt. Eric Simpson
John Harvey as Sergeant (Bridge Hotel)
Director: Ronald Neame
Script: James Kennaway
UK | 106 minutes | 1960