Devil’s Disciple 1959 Burt Lancaster Comedy History


In Devil’s Disciple, during the American War of Independence, a revolutionary American Puritan is mistaken for a local minister and arrested by the British.


The Devil’s Disciple 1959 Comedy History

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

Devil’s Disciple takes place in a small New England town during the American War of Independence. Dick Dudgeon is a revolutionary American-Puritan  who is mistaken for a local minister. When the British arrest him, Dick finds he is not capable of accusing another human to suffer and  continues to masquerade as the reverend.

The minister’s wife, moved by Dick’s actions, mistakenly interprets them as an expression of love. In spite of his protestations, she continues to feel a romantic attraction to Dick.

Dick is brought before a British commander. His display of a willingness to die for his principles saves him from ministerial pursuits to become a revolutionary leader.

Laurence Olivier is a British general surrounded by mediocrity and outnumbered by rebel forces. The rebels won’t give him a fair fight. Burt Lancaster is a pacifist minister trying to protect innocent parishioners. The majority of the parishioners haven’t taken a side in the Revolutionary War. Kirk Douglas is a bright-eyed ne’er-do-well, interested only in himself.

Put three great actors like this together and you’re bound to get great results!

Tagline for Devil’s Disciple: One devil of a motion picture!

Product Information

  • Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick
  • Country: UK | USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions
  • Run time: 83 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC

Sample Video From The Devil’s Disciple

Reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R. Packaged in a single DVD case. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image.

In addition to Devil’s Disciple, you may also enjoy Ten Tall Men, an action-packed story also starring Burt Lancaster.

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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