• Paths of Glory (1957)

Paths of Glory

Release Date: December 25th, 1957

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Timothy Carey, Christiane Kubrick

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genres: Drama , War

Production Co: Bryna Productions

Keywords: Soldier, Sacrifice, Fall, Passionate, France


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)