Paths of Glory (1957)

Closing Argument

Col. Dax (Kirk Douglas) begs the court to show mercy to his men and explains the inadequacies of the court for not allowing a fair trial.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Released in 1957 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Soldier
  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Argue
  • editors-choice: Patriotic Scenes
  • editors-choice: Monologues
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic War Movies
  • secondary-genre: Classic Movies
  • mood: Heartfelt
  • setting: Courtroom
  • theme: Compassion
  • theme: Justice
  • actor: Ralph Meeker
  • actor: Timothy Carey
  • actor: Joe Turkel
  • actor: Peter Capell
  • actor: Kirk Douglas
  • actor: Richard Anderson
  • actor: George Macready
  • director: Stanley Kubrick
  • producer: Kirk Douglas
  • producer: James B. Harris
  • producer: Stanley Kubrick
  • cinematographer: Georg Krause
  • composer: Gerald Fried
  • editor: Eva Kroll
  • costume-designer: Ilse Dubois
  • role-name: Col. Dax
  • role-name: Cpl. Philippe Paris
  • role-name: Judge (colonel) of court-martial
  • role-name: Gen. Paul Mireau
  • role-name: Pvt. Pierre Arnaud
  • role-name: Pvt. Maurice Ferol
  • role-name: Narrator of opening sequence
  • role-name: Maj. Saint-Auban
  • screenwriter: Humphrey Cobb
  • screenwriter: Jim Thompson
  • screenwriter: Stanley Kubrick
  • screenwriter: Calder Willingham
  • year: 1957
  • studio: MGM