PATHS OF GLORY
One of Stanley Kubrick's finest films, PATHS OF GLORY is 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 Stanley Kubrick; SCR Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson, from the novel by Humphrey Cobb; PROD James B. Harris, Kirk Douglas. U.S., 1957, b&w, 88 min. NOT RATED
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