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Paths of Glory (25-Dec-1957)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick; Calder Willingham; Jim Thompson

From novel: Paths of Glory by Humphrey Cobb

Music: Gerald Fried

Producer: James B. Harris

Keywords: Drama, WWI

In the stalemate of WWI France, a regiment is ordered in a suicide mission over the trenches to take the heavily fortified German "Anthill", merely so that a general, Mireau, might have the possibility of a promotion. When many soldiers refuse, Mireau orders his artillery to open fire on his own men; they refuse citing a lack of written orders. Three representatives of the regiment are selected to be placed on trial for cowardice, and sentenced to death. Superb anti-war film is one of Kubrick's most memorable.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Anderson
Actor
8-Aug-1926   Oscar Goldman on The 6 Million Dollar Man
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Bert Freed
Actor
3-Nov-1919 2-Aug-1994 Rufe Ryker on Shane
George Macready
Actor
29-Aug-1908 2-Jul-1973 Paths of Glory
Ralph Meeker
Actor
21-Nov-1920 5-Aug-1988 Kiss Me Deadly
Adolphe Menjou
Actor
18-Feb-1890 29-Oct-1963 A Farewell to Arms
Wayne Morris
Actor
17-Feb-1914 14-Sep-1959 Paths of Glory

CAST

Kirk Douglas   ...   Col. Dax
Co-Starring
Ralph Meeker   ...   Cpl. Paris
Adolphe Menjou   ...   Gen. Broulard
Featuring
George Macready   ...   Gen. Mireau
Wayne Morris   ...   Lt. Roget
Richard Anderson   ...   Maj. Saint-Auban
Joseph Turkel   ...   Pvt. Arnaud
Susanne Christian   ...   German Girl
Jerry Hausner   ...   Tavern Owner
Peter Capell   ...   Court-Martial Judge
Emile Meyer   ...   Priest
Bert Freed   ...   Sgt. Boulanger
Kem Dibbs   ...   Pvt. Lejeune
and
Timothy Carey   ...   Pvt. Ferol
Fred Bell   ...   Shell-Shocked Soldier
John Stein   ...   Capt. Rousseau
Harold Benedict   ...   Capt. Nichols

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