The Devil's Disciple Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for The Devil's Disciple the Movie

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Entertaining adaptation of a minor George Bernard Shaw play set during the American Revolution. British Gen. Burgoyne (Olivier) and his troops are stuck in a northeastern village in 1777 awaiting orders and dealing with rebels. This includes troublemaking Richard Dudgeon (Douglas), whose father has been hanged by the Brits, and pastor Anthony Anderson (Lancaster), working in secret with the rebels. There's also a modest romantic triangle between the two men and Anderson's wife Judith (Scott). Film suffers from choppy direction, but the excellent cast more than makes up for it.


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Available on VHS
Running time 82 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Plays to Film: George Bernard Shaw, Screen Teams: Lancaster & Douglas, Revolutionary War
John Dighton, Roland Kibbee
Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janet Scott, Eva LeGallienne, Harry Andrews, Basil Sydney, George Rose
Jack Hildyard
Guy Hamilton
Richard Rodney Bennett
United Artists, Harold Hecht

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