8:30pm – Saturday, November 12 on ABC2
Paths Of Glory remains a monument to the anti-human aspects of war. Kirk Douglas leads a consistently excellent cast as a man of peace who answers his country’s call to war.
He and his regiment are set up for suicide missions and are generally manipulated in ways that show no regard for their lives. Time and again, Douglas finds himself in the centre of a power struggle that has nothing to do with the war. And he is constantly frustrated in his attempts to do right by his men.
Paths Of Glory, even today, stands as one of the most moving studies of men in armed conflict ever to be recorded on film.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Paths Of Glory stars Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou and George Macready.