Paths of Glory

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 1957
  • Running time: 88 min
Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being... read more
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Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene. Paths of Glory was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with MGM Studios, with funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Original Release

09/18/1957

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Cast

Kirk Douglas Col. Dax
Ralph Meeker Cpl. Philippe Paris
Adolphe Menjou Gen. George Broulard
George Macready Gen. Paul Mireau
Wayne Morris Lt. Roget
Richard Anderson Maj. Saint-Auban
Joe Turkel Pvt. Pierre Arnaud (as Joseph Turkel)
Timothy Carey Pvt. Maurice Ferol
Christiane Kubrick German Singer (as Susanne Christian)
Jerry Hausner Proprietor of Cafe
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stanley Kubrick

Writers

Humphrey Cobb, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Calder Willingham

Cast

Kirk Douglas Col. Dax
Ralph Meeker Cpl. Philippe Paris
Adolphe Menjou Gen. George Broulard
George Macready Gen. Paul Mireau
Wayne Morris Lt. Roget
Richard Anderson Maj. Saint-Auban
Joe Turkel Pvt. Pierre Arnaud (as Joseph Turkel)
Timothy Carey Pvt. Maurice Ferol
Christiane Kubrick German Singer (as Susanne Christian)
Jerry Hausner Proprietor of Cafe
Peter Capell Chief Judge of Court-Martial
Emile Meyer Father Dupree
Bert Freed Sgt. Boulanger
Kem Dibbs Pvt. Lejeune
Fred Bell Shell-Shocked Soldier
John Stein Capt. Rousseau - Battery Commander
Harold Benedict Capt. Nichols - Artillery Spotter
Paul Bös Maj. Gouderc
James B. Harris Private in the Attack
Leon Briggs Capt. Sancy

Producers

Editors

Eva Kroll

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