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Paths of Glory (1957) was a War - Drama Film directed by Stanley Kubrick and produced by Stanley Kubrick, Kirk Douglas and James B. Harris.

Paths of Glory was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

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Cinemallennials: Paths of Glory (1957)

By Dave Lewis on Mar 10, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Cinemallennials: Paths of Glory (1957) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we?ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today?s world. In today?s episode,... Read full article

Paths of Glory (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 24, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Paths of Glory Directed by Stanley Kubrick Written by Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, and Jim Thompson from a novel by Humphrey Cobb 1957/USA Bryna Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #330 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die [Ferol smashes the roach] Private Ferol: Now you got th... Read full article

Videos of the Week: “Paths of Glory”and “Minnie & Moskowitz”

By Marisa on Dec 9, 2015 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today is the birthday anniversary of not one but two great men who played important roles in Timothy’s career. After wondering why I never noticed this before, I thought it fitting to pay tribute to both of them at once. First up is Kirk Douglas, who turns an incredible 99 years old today. He ... Read full article

Pic of the Day: “Paths of Glory” promotional still

By Marisa on Jun 29, 2015 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today’s pic is another promotional still from Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957). Col. Dax (Kirk Douglas) is going over his notes during the court-martial of the three scapegoated prisoners (Timothy, Ralph Meeker and Joe Turkel). My husband is especially fond of Tim’s rather ... Read full article

Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 8, 2015 From The Stop Button

Paths of Glory takes place over four days, runs just under ninety minutes and has thirteen or so significant characters. It’s hard to identify the most significant character–Kirk Douglas’s protagonist the viewer’s way into the film, but he’s not the most significant. Th... Read full article

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Kubrick's working with Kirk Douglas on this film directly led to him replacing Anthony Mann as director of Spartacus in 1960. Mann and Douglas had had a falling out on the production of that film so Douglas asked for Kubrick to direct.
Although the story takes place on France's western front, Stanley Kubrick chose to shoot the film in and around Munich, Germany. Most interior scenes were filmed at Bavaria's Geiselgasteig Studios, and the court-martial scenes were shot in nearby Schleissheim Castle, an 18th-century structure then serving as a national museum. Just beyond this location is the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial.
For box office reasons, Stanley Kubrick intended to impose a happy ending. After several draft scripts he changed his mind and restored the novel's original ending. Producer James B. Harris then had to inform studio executive Max E. Youngstein and risk rejection of the change. Harris managed by simply having the entire final script delivered without a memo of the changes, on the assumption that nobody in the studio would actually read it.
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Paths of Glory

Released 1957
Inducted 1992

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