Early Kubrick – and one of his best (which is saying something.) Kirk Douglas stars as the commanding officer of a unit of soldiers during this First World War who are court martialed and tried for cowardice after they refuse orders and retreat from a suicidal attack. As haunting as it is thought-provoking.
Paths of Glory: No 7 best action and war film of all time - David Thomson piece in the Guardian
Paths of Glory - Criterion Collection - includes essays and clips
Why did we pick it?
Following 10 Rillington Place, another film exlporing capital punishment.