Paths of Glory
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Regarded as Kubrick's breakthrough film, this chilling tale of a WWI
battle was banned in France until the early 1970's. The film depicts
Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, who is ordered by his superiors to attack
'The Anthill' even though the attack is regarded as a suicide mission.
After the first wave of troops storm the Anthill, the rest of the troops
fall back. The attack fails and the Dax's superiors order an example
to be made of one soldier per platoon. They are ordered to be executed
Kubrick's first film to deal with the fultility of war, which would
become a central theme in Kubrick's later works.
Scans of actual promotional stills
At the firing line for cowardice.
Kirk Douglas during the battle of the Anthill
Penalty of Death
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