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Paths of Glory ()


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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
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Col. Dax
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Cpl. Philippe Paris
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Gen. George Broulard
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Gen. Paul Mireau
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Lt. Roget
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Maj. Saint-Auban
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Pvt. Pierre Arnaud (as Joseph Turkel)
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German Singer (as Susanne Christian)
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Proprietor of Cafe
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Narrator of Opening Sequence / Chief Judge of Court-Martial
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Father Dupree
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Sgt. Boulanger
Kem Dibbs ...
Pvt. Lejeune
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Pvt. Maurice Ferol
Fred Bell ...
Shell-Shocked Soldier
John Stein ...
Capt. Rousseau - Battery Commander
Harold Benedict ...
Capt. Nichols - Artillery Spotter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Briggs ...
Capt. Sancy (uncredited)
Paul Bös ...
Maj. Gouderc (uncredited)
Herbert Ellis ...
Small Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Wally Friedrichs ...
Col. De Guerville (uncredited)
Halder Hanson ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Private in the Attack (uncredited)
Rolf Kralovitz ...
K.P. (uncredited)
Ira Moore ...
Capt. Renouart (uncredited)
Marshall Rainer ...
Pvt. Duval (uncredited)
Roger Vagnoid ...
Cafe Owner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Kubrick

Written by

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Stanley Kubrick ... (screenplay) &
Calder Willingham ... (screenplay) and
Jim Thompson ... (screenplay)
 
Humphrey Cobb ... (based on the novel "Paths of Glory" by)

Produced by

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James B. Harris ... producer
Kirk Douglas ... producer (uncredited)
Stanley Kubrick ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Gerald Fried

Cinematography by

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Georg Krause ... (photographed by) (as George Krause)

Film Editing by

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Eva Kroll ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Helene Fischer ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Ludwig Reiber

Costume Design by

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Ilse Dubois ... costumes designer

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Arthur Schramm ... makeup

Production Management

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John Pommer ... production manager: American
Helmut Ringelmann ... unit manager
Georg von Block ... production manager: German (as George von Block)

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Dixie Sensburg ... assistant director (as D. Sensburg)
Franz-Josef Spieker ... assistant director (as F. Spieker)
Hans Stumpf ... assistant director (as H. Stumpf)

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Charlie Parfitt ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Martin Müller ... sound
Al Gramaglia ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Erwin Lange ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hans Elsinger ... camera grip
Hannes Staudinger ... camera operator
Stanley Kubrick ... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Lars Looschen ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Trudy von Trotha ... script clerk
Baron von Waldenfels ... military adviser (as Baron v. Waldenfels)
Sid Stogel ... publicity director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack. Written by Keith Loh

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Taglines Never has the screen thrust so deeply into the guts of war! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les sentiers de la gloire (France)
  • Wege zum Ruhm (Germany)
  • Senderos de gloria (Spain)
  • Camins de glòria (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La patrulla infernal (Uruguay)
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  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $935,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,092,959

Did You Know?

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Trivia Stanley Kubrick, widely known as a perfectionist, shot 68 takes of the doomed men's "last meal" scene. Because the details of the scene required that the actors appear to be engaged in the act of eating, a new roast duck had to be prepared for almost every take. See more »
Goofs As Col. Dax is running through the trenches after Gen. Mireau gives his order, a "dead" soldier blinks. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hai-Kubrick (1999). See more »
Soundtracks La Marseillaise See more »
Quotes Colonel Dax: Gentlemen of the court, there are times that I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion.
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