Devil’s Disciple 1959 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.


Devil’s Disciple DVD 1959 Comedy History

Starring: 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, a revolutionary American Puritan, is mistaken for local minister Rev. Anthony Anderson. He arrested by the British. Dick finds himself incapable of accusing another human to suffer so he continues to masquerade as the reverend.

The minister’s wife, Judith, is moved by Dick’s actions and mistakenly interprets them as an expression of love. In spite of his protestations she finds herself romantically attracted to him. Brought before British commander General Burgoyne, Dudgeon displays his willingness to die for his principles. At the last minute Dick is saved from ministerial pursuits to become a revolutionary leader.

Laurence Olivier is a British general surrounded by mediocrity. He is outnumbered by rebel forces who won’t give him a fair fight. Burt Lancaster is a pacifist minister trying to protect his innocent parishioners. Most of them haven’t taken any 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

Sample Video From Devil’s Disciple

This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The 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 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in






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