The Devil's Disciple Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
When Dick Dudgeon (Kirk Douglas) learns his father was executed by the British for treason at the onset of the Revolutionary War, he steals the body for a proper burial after minister Anthony Anderson's (Burt Lancaster) pleas for it are in vain. While visiting with the minister and his wife, the British mistakenly arrest Dick, who says nothing, choosing to stand in the minister's place. Can Anderson and the rebels convince Gen. Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier) to free Dick before he's hanged?

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott, Eva Le Gallienne, Harry Andrews, Basil Sydney, George Rose

Director: Guy Hamilton

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions

Keywords: Transformation, Sacrifice, Wife, Madcap, Son, Love triangle, Quest


Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)