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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory (1958)
November 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with MGM Studios with funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Paths of Glory  (1957)

Kirk Douglas gives a powerful performance as an honorable French Army officer who, on orders from his superiors, must lead his men on a doomed mission to wrest control of a German-held hill in WWI France.  This stark dramatization was a harbinger of the major themes director Stanley Kubrick would develop throughout his career, underlining the hypocrisy and cynicism of authority.

35mm, b/w, 90 min.  Production: Bryna Productions, Inc.  Producer: James B. Harris.  Director: Stanley Kubrick.  Based on the novel by Humphrey Cobb.  Screenwriter: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham.  Cinematographer: George Krause.  Editor: Eva Kroll.  Composer: Gerald Fried.  With: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris.

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Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute.

News of the Day

November 8, 1957, Vol. 29, No. 223

Featured stories include an official celebration in Moscow, the youngest prime minister elected in France, Queen Elizabeth goes to the movies and baseball in November.

35mm, b/w, 12 min.