The Devil's Disciple

The Devil's Disciple

Director: Guy Hamilton Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

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Overview

This film version of George Bernard Shaw's satirical take on the American Revolution had a troubled production history (with a director change in mid-production), but nevertheless boasts a cutting performance by Laurence Olivier. Shaw's tale depicts his version of how the British lost the American colonies: because of a stupid mistake at the War Office someone forgot to tell Lord North to join up with General "Gentleman" Johnny Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier) and smash the rebels. Burt Lancaster is on hand as the Rev. Anthony Anderson, a peace-loving parson who ends up becoming a belligerent firebrand of a rebel. Also is tow is Kirk Douglas as Dirk Dungeon, who, in typical Shawvian irony, starts out as a unrepentant, cowardly scamp and ends up as the personification of Christian virtues.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2015
UPC: 0738329179328
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 6,788

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster The Rev. Anthony Anderson
Kirk Douglas Dick Dudgeon
Laurence Olivier Gen. John Burgoyne
Janette Scott Judith Anderson
Eva Le Gallienne Mrs. Dudgeon
Harry Andrews Maj. Swindon
Basil Sydney Lawyer Hawkins
George Rose British Sergeant
Neil McCallum Chris Dudgeon
Mervyn Johns Rev. Maindeck Parshotter
David Horne William
Jenny Jones Essie
Erik Chitty Titus
Allan Cuthbertson Actor
Percy Herbert Actor
Phyllis Morris Actor
Brian Oulton Actor

Technical Credits
Guy Hamilton Director
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Edward Carrere Art Director
John Dighton Screenwriter
Mary Grant Costumes/Costume Designer
Leslie Hammond Sound/Sound Designer
Harold Hecht Producer
Jack Hildyard Cinematographer
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Roland Kibbee Screenwriter
Alan Osbigton Editor
Terence Verity Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Devil's Disciple
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [:10]
3. Chapter 3 [12:55]
4. Chapter 4 [7:42]
5. Chapter 5 [10:38]
6. Chapter 6 [7:22]
7. Chapter 7 [11:17]
8. Chapter 8 [12:17]
9. Chapter 9 [8:55]
10. Chapter 10 [11:53]
11. Chapter 11 [:08]

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