Not Rated | | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
Dore Schary, then head of production at MGM, liked The Killing (1956) and hired Stanley Kubrick and James B. Harris to develop film stories from MGM's pile of scripts and purchased novels. Finding nothing they liked, Kubrick remembered reading Humphrey Cobb's book years before and suggested it as their next project. ... ...
Narrator of opening sequence:
War began between Germany and France on August 3rd 1914. Five weeks later the German army had smashed its way to within eighteen miles of Paris. There the battered French miraculously rallied their forces at the Marne River and in a series of ...
After Gen. Mireau slaps the soldier in the trench, he continues on to Col. Dax's dugout and three soldiers carrying a machine gun pass him. The same three soldiers still with the machine gun pass him again when he and Dax are looking at the Ant Hill through the binoculars.
Der Treue Husar
German folk song
Sung a cappella by Christiane Kubrick near the end
English, German, Latin
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