One of Stanley Kubrick's finest films, an expert realization of WWI's battles in the trenches and a biting critique of the futility of the soldiers' efforts and the fecklessness of their officers. Ordered to storm a German stronghold that holds little strategic value, French colonel Kirk Douglas' troops take heavy losses and retreat under fire. With the top brass demanding blood — while covering up their own misdeeds and vainglorious motives — Douglas must defend his men's actions in military court. DIR/SCR/PROD Stanley Kubrick; SCR Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson, from the novel by Humphrey Cobb; PROD Kirk Douglas, James B. Harris. U.S., 1957, b&w, 88 min. NOT RATED

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88 Minutes
War drama
Sunday, July 22, 2018