To celebrate the birthday anniversary of the late great Ralph Meeker, today’s pic is another from Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957). Here we see the three scapegoated prisoners: Pvt. Maurice Ferol (Tim), Cpl. Phillipe Paris (Meeker), and Pvt. Pierre Arnaud (Joseph Turkel).
Meeker always made a strong impact in whatever film he was in. I especially loved him as Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly (1955). I will always have a soft spot for the man Tim crushed a cockroach for. He is missed.
OK, this is shameless self promotion:
I invite you all to visit the website for my documentary about Paths of Glory:
There is a Kickstarter campaign launched. Take a look and consider pledging for
gifts, including copies of the film and screen credit, that are offered for various pledge levels.
Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1149150329/paths-of-glory-anatomy-of-a-film
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David, this is incredible! Thank you for finding us and letting us know about this! I will spread the word. Thanks again!