A sparkling adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's satire, set during the American revolution. Olivier is Britain's "gentleman Johnny" whose arrival with troops in new England becomes a catalyst in the lives of patriotic rabble-rouser Douglas and mild-mannered man of the cloth Lancaster.
Burt Lancaster - Oscar-winning actor, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, ELMER GANTRY
Burton Stephen Lancaster - Oscar-winning actor, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, ELMER GANTRY
Kirk Douglas - American actor, producer
Issur Danielovitch - American actor, producer
Isadore Demsky - American actor, producer
Neil McCallum - Canadian Actor
Harry Andrews - British Actor
Janette Scott - British Actress
George Rose - British Character Actor
Eva Le Gallienne - Stage Actress/Producer
Guy Hamilton - British Director/Screenwriter
Basil Sydney - British character actor
Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Sir Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Lord Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Based on George Bernard Shaw's play of the same name, "Devil's Disciple" is a biting, satiric study of how the bumbling British lost the Colonies in the War of Independence. The story focuses on the Reverend Anthony Anderson, a peaceful man who is driven into rebellion by English injustices, and Richard Dudgeon, a self-described cowardly rascal, who has more piety and backbone than he cares to admit.
Produced in assciation with Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions. The film is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play, by arrangement with the estate of Gabriel Pascal. Bryna Productions is Kirk Douglas's production company. Made at Associated British Elstree Studios. Additional cast: Eric Chitty, Allan Cuthbertson, Percy Herbert, Phyllis Morris, and Brian Oulton. Additional credits: Mary Grant (costume designer) and Terence Verity (art director). Copyright 1959, Renewed 1967 Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Films Ltd.