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Paths of Glory is a 1957 anti-war film co-written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Set during World War I, it tells the story of a French regiment which refuses to continue a suicidal attack and its commanding officer, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), who defends three of his men against charges of cowardice in a court-martial.
Running time: 15 minutes.
This video is part of the series Empire of the Mind, an exploration of important ideas as they are presented in art, culture, and entertainment.