Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax; Joe Turkel as Pvt. Pierre Arnaud; Richard Anderson as Maj. Saint-Auban; Ralph Meeker as Cpl. Philip Paris; George Macready as Gen. Paul Mireau; Peter Capell as Colonel Judge of court-martial; Timothy Carey as Private Ferol; Adolphe Menjou as Gen. George Broulard; Wayne Morris as Lt. Roget
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During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax, to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.