Paths of Glory

Lists: Drama, War

Brief Synopsis: "During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face."

Overall Ranking: 1 (Rank from 1957: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Galvan100
Alexander Myhre100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Mark Avery90

People Involved

  • Kirk Douglas (Col. Dax)
  • Ralph Meeker (Cpl. Philippe Paris)
  • Adolphe Menjou (Gen. George Broulard)
  • George Macready (Gen. Paul Mireau)
  • Wayne Morris (Lt. Roget/Singing man)
  • Richard Anderson (Maj. Saint-Auban)
  • Joe Turkel (Pvt. Pierre Arnaud)
  • Timothy Carey (Pvt. Maurice Ferol)
  • Christiane Kubrick (German Singer)
  • Jerry Hausner (Proprietor of Cafe)
  • Peter Capell (Narrator of Opening Sequence)
  • Emile Meyer (Father Dupree)
  • Bert Freed (Sgt. Boulanger)
  • Kem Dibbs (Pvt. Lejeune)
  • Fred Bell (Shell-Shocked Soldier)
  • John Stein (Capt. Rousseau)
  • Harold Benedict (Capt. Nichols)
  • Paul Bös (Maj. Gouderc (uncredited))
  • James B. Harris (Private in the Attack (uncredited))
  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)