Paths of Glory
A World War I French army commander is put on trial by a glory-seeking general after his mutinous troops fall back under fire in an impossible attack, in a film directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Paths of Glory (1957)
“Stanley Kubrick said he had a script called Paths of Glory about the greed for fame in World War I France that led to the needless deaths of so many men. I read and fell in love with it. ‘Stanley, I don’t think this picture will ever make a nickel, but we have to make it.’ I think the movie is a classic, possibly the most important picture Stanley Kubrick has ever made.” Ragman’s Son, 273-4