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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory
  • 1957
  • US
  • 86 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Written by: Screenplay:, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Calder Willingham
  • Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

New print of this moving portrayal of the madness of war. Three men are selected for trial for cowardice after the unsurprising failure of a futile World War I mission. Douglas is superb as the defence lawyer during the court martial scenes, shot on location in a French castle. Kubrick's lengthy tracking shots through the trenches are among the most effective scenes of battle ever filmed.

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A dramatic First World War court martial starring Kirk Douglas. French soldiers refuse to continue with an impossible attack and their superior officers decide to make an example of them.

This event has been organised by the Highbury Film Club. Cert PG

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To End All Wars

30 Oct 2008

To mark Remembrance Sunday and commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of WWI this excellent season combines war films – All Quiet on The Western Front (1930), Paths of Glory, Oh What a Lovely War! and Joyeux Noel (pictured) – with short archive…

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