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PATHS OF GLORY
UK: Park Circus
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Timothy Carey, Joseph Turkel, Susanne Christian, Jeffrey Hausner, Emile Meyer, Peter Capell, Bert Freed, Harold Benedict, John Stein, Fred Bell
Director: Stanley Kubrick
UK: 87 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains moderate war violence
UK Release Date: 9 December 2005 (Limited Re-release - wider)
UK Release Date: 18 November 2005 (Limited Re-release - wider)
PATHS OF GLORY remains a monument to the anti-human aspects of war. Kirk Douglas leads a consistently excellent cast as a man of peace who answers his country's call to war. He and his regiment are set up for suicide missions and are generally manipulated in ways that show no regard for their lives. Time and again, Douglas finds himself in the centre of a power struggle that has nothing to do with the war and he is constantly frustrated in his attempts to do right by his men.
PATHS OF GLORY, even today, stands as one of the most moving studies of men in armed conflict ever to be recorded on film. This is the film that first brought Stanley Kubrick (DR. STRANGELOVE, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, THE SHINING) both wide acclaim and controversy.
PATHS OF GLORY has been fully restored by the UCLA and is being released on new prints. Filmed in black and white.