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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Kirk Douglas
Ralph Meeker
Adolphe Menjou
George Macready
Directors
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriters
Stanley Kubrick
Calder Willingham
Jim Thompson
Running Time
87 minutes

Paths Of Glory
Kubrick's war masterpiece from 1957 - funny how little things change...


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Paths Of Glory

Plot
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…


Verdict
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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