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|Named Person:||Humphrey Cobb|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stanley Kubrick; Calder Willingham; Jim Thompson; James B Harris; Kirk Douglas; Ralph Meeker; Adolphe Menjou; George Macready; Wayne Morris; Richard Anderson; Joe Turkel; Christiane Kubrick; Jerry Hausner; Peter Capell; Emile Meyer; Bert Freed; Kem Dibbs; Timothy Agoglia Carey; Georg Krause; Eva Kroll; Gerald Fried; Humphrey Cobb; United Artists Corporation.; Bryna Productions, Inc.; Harris-Kubrick Pictures Corporation.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
|Language Note:||In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed captioned.|
|Notes:||Based on the novel, "Paths of Glory" by Humphrey Cobb.
Special features: 4-page booklet on the making of the film, theatrical trailer, scene access.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
|Credits:||Photographer, George Krause ; film editor, Eva Kroll ; art director, Ludwig Reiber ; music, Gerald Fried ; costume designer, Ilse Dubois ; military adviser, Baron v. Waldenfels.|
|Cast:||Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Joseph Turkel, Susanne Christian, Jerry Hausner, Peter Capell, Emile Meyer, Berl Freed, Kem Dibbs, Timothy Carey.|
|Awards:||National Film Registry selection.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ( p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.|
|Other Titles:||Paths of glory (Motion picture)
Paths of glory
|Responsibility:||United Artists ; a Bryna Production ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick.|
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The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion.
Retrieving notes about this item
- France. -- Armée -- Officers -- Corrupt practices -- Drama.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Drama.
- Soldiers -- France -- Drama.
- Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- France -- Drama.
- France -- Drama.
- Cobb, Humphrey, -- 1899-1944 -- Film adaptations.
- Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 -- Films.
- Films de guerre.
- Longs métrages -- États-Unis.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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