Paths of Glory, based on Humphrey Cobb’s novel, is released in the U.S. Set during World War One, the film follows a French army unit as they complete various missions. The movie features Kirk Douglas, who plays Colonel Dax, a tough commander. When the unit refuses to complete a mission, the Army court martials them for non-compliance. Dax, who was previously a lawyer, volunteers to defend them.
…we bought the rights to Paths of Glory. That was a book I had read when I was about fourteen, and one day I suddenly remembered it.