English title: Paths of Glory
Poster title: Orizzonti di Gloria
Poster Year: 1963
Poster Origin: Italian
Film title: Paths of Glory
Film Year: 1957
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Stanley Kubrick
Film Plot: When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them.
Grade: C6 Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with moderate handling/fold/edge wear, cross fold separation with minor paper loss at the bottom cross fold, some fold separation in the lower right, paper has tanned and become somewhat brittle, edge wear on the lower left, some scattered tape stains/smudges in the corners and borders, strong colors.
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Paths of Glory was Stanley Kubrick’s anti-war film about a WWI French commanding officer Colonel Dax, played by Kirk Douglas, who refuses orders to continue a suicidal attack out of the trenches and into mustard gas and machine fire. Dax, who was criminal defense lawyer in civilian life before the war, then leads a defense of his men who are charged with cowardice and court-martialed. Little does he know it will be a kangaroo court whose only purpose is to discourage more dissent. It was a hugely powerful and controversial film upon it’s release — even being banned in France as they thought it reflected poorly on WWI French infantrymen who were still alive.
This stunning Italian poster is highly sought after and features an amazing portrait of Douglas. This poster is from the second release in Italy, just 5 years after its first showing — which should come as no surprise given the anti-war sentiments that were rising by the day due to the ongoing conflict in Vietnam and the raging Cold War.