Film of the week: “Paths of glory”, by Stanley Kubrick

Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas (1916-2020) 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.

In 1992, the film was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.”

84 mns, 1957
Call number: 6.2 PAT HEIDVD 525

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paths_of_Glory