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The Devil's Disciple (1959) was a Historical - Comedy Film directed by Guy Hamilton and Alexander Mackendrick and produced by Harold Hecht.

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The film was started by Alexander Mackendrick, but he left shortly after production began and was replaced by Guy Hamilton.
The scene near the end of the movie where Gen. Burgoyne invites Richard Dudgeon and Mrs. Anderson to dine with him and his lady friend is based loosely on the historical fact that after the British surrender at Saratoga, Gen. Burgoyne and the American commander Gen. Horatio Gates and their staffs then ate a simple lunch together (shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday Oct.17, 1777).
The character of Anthony Anderson was loosely based on the historical figure of Peter Muhlenberg, known as the "Fighting Parson of the American Revolution".
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