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The Juggler  /  Paths of Glory

The Juggler
August 27, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The Juggler  (1953)

Filmed in newly-established Israel, The Juggler concerns German Jewish concentration camp survivor Hans Müller (Kirk Douglas), once a famous juggler in Germany, who has immigrated to Israel to begin life anew, though facing the hurdle of severe psychological trauma.  A rare American feature to treat Jewish experience and the Holocaust so directly, it also offered Douglas the space for a tour-de-force performance of international resonance.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.  PROD: Stanley Kramer.  DIR: Edward Dmytryk.  SCR: Michael Blankfort.  CAST: Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart, Joey Walsh.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with MGM Studios with funding provided by The Film Foundation and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Paths of Glory  (1958)

Kirk Douglas gives a powerful performance as an honorable French Army officer who, on orders from his superiors, must lead his men on a doomed mission to wrest control of a German-held hill in WWI France.  A quintessential Douglas role pitting the hero against dire circumstance, the film also represented a fortuitous pairing of Douglas' and director Stanley Kubrick's moral temperaments.

35mm, b/w, 90 min.  DIR: Stanley Kubrick.  SCR: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham.  CAST: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready.