The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Director
Guy Hamilton

Main cast
Burt Lancaster; Kirk Douglas; Laurence Olivier; Janette Scott; Eva Le Gallienne

Genres
Drama, War, Comedy, History

Description
The Devil's Disciple is a 1959 film adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title. The Anglo-American film was directed by Guy Hamilton who replaced Alexander Mackendrick and starred Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Laurence Olivier. Mary Grant designed the film's costumes.


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