France 1916: the French and German armies are dug into trenches in stalemate. Impatient French Generals order a suicidal assault on a strategic hill but when the operation ends in inevitable retreat the same Generals demand that three men are executed for cowardice as an example to others. A decision that brings former defence lawyer Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) into conflict with his superior officers…
Star Kirk Douglas used to say he didn’t have to wait 50 years to know that Paths Of Glory would "always be good". He was right.
Reviewed by Colin Kennedy
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