Paths of Glory (1957)


During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax, to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 94% / Audience 95%

Rated G,  1 hr 26 mins

Drama • War
Stanley Kubrick
Kirk Douglas  •  Ralph Meeker  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  George Macready

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Kirk Douglas Col. Dax
Ralph Meeker Cpl. Philippe Paris
Adolphe Menjou Gen. George Broulard
George Macready Gen. Paul Mireau
Wayne Morris Lt. Roget/Singing man
Richard Anderson Maj. Saint-Auban
Joe Turkel Pvt. Pierre Arnaud
Timothy Carey Pvt. Maurice Ferol
Christiane Kubrick German Singer
Jerry Hausner Proprietor of Cafe
Peter Capell Narrator of Opening Sequence
Emile Meyer Father Dupree