The Devil’s Disciple

(1959)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy, History, Romance | 1h 23min |
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| Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

In 1777, an American ne’er-do-well almost allows himself to be hanged by the British in mistake for a rebel pastor

Cast

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Burt Lancaster
The Rev Anthony Anderson
Kirk Douglas
Richard Dudgeon
British actor, Laurence Olivier, with a small moustache wears a dark suit and herringbone tie
Gen Burgoyne
Janette Scott
Judith Anderson
Eva Le Gallienne
Mrs Dudgeon
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Harry Andrews
Maj Swindon
Photograph from Talk of the Devil (1936) (1) featuring Basil Sydney
Lawyer Hawkins
George Rose
British Sergeant
Neil McCallum
Christie Dudgeon
Grimshaw (Mervyn Johns) wears a hat and bow tie in My Learned Friend (1943)
Rev Maindeck Parshotter
David Horne
Uncle William
Erik Chitty
Uncle Titus
Allan Cuthbertson
British Lieutenant
Percy Herbert
Edict Sergeant
Phyllis Morris
Wife of Titus
Brian Oulton
Mr Brudenell
Jack Lambert
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Reviews

(1)

Star-studded but indifferently staged adaption of a minor Shavian frolic. Patchy, with good moments. (Halliwell’s)

Production

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Harold Hecht
Producer
James Hill
Producer
Roland Kibbee
Writer
George Bernard Shaw
Writer (based on the play by)
John Dighton
Writer (screenplay)

Companies

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United Artists
Distribution company