The Devil's Disciple (21-Aug-1959)|
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writers: John Dighton; Roland Kibbee
From a play by: George Bernard Shaw
Music by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Producer: Harold Hecht
Keywords: Comedy, American Revolution
Repeated British misbehavior goads a pacifist minister into becoming a firebrand rebel during the American Revolution. Adaptation of one of George Bernard Shaw's lesser plays, one that Shaw himself did not care much for but was financially successful. Guy Hamilton replaced Alexander Mackendrick as director two weeks into filming because, according to Lancaster, he took too much time filming.
Review by Mike Bennett (posted on 10-Apr-2008)
A film that one can watch over and over and never grow tired of. All the actors, from Olivier, Lancaster, and Douglas to the supporting actors you know by face if not be name are great. The animated segments between scenes almost rivals the ones in Charge of the Light Brigade. Also, being in black and white only adds to its charm and enjoyability.
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