Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the commanding officer of French soldiers who refuse to continue a suicidal attack, after which Dax attempts to defend them against a charge of cowardice in a court-martial.
Cast and Crew
Short summaries of anti-war films with rankings in terms of importance
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
Paths of Glory - Trailer, 1957
Includes several memorable scenes, such as Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas character) telling off Major General Broulard, Dax discussing casualty estimates with Brigadier General Mireau, and Mireau ordering to fire on their own position
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