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FILM: The Devil's Disciple

The Devil’s Disciple      Thursday, July 5, 2-4pm
This film version of George Bernard Shaw's satirical take on the American Revolution depicts his version of how the British lost the American colonies: because someone forgot to tell Lord North to join up with General "Gentleman" Johnny Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier) and smash the rebels. Burt Lancaster is on hand as the Rev. Anthony Anderson, a peace-loving parson who ends up becoming a belligerent firebrand of a rebel. Also is tow is Kirk Douglas as Dirk Dungeon, who, starts out as a unrepentant, cowardly scamp and ends up as the personification of Christian virtues.
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier                  1h 25m 1959