Irish-born George Bernard Shaw never did like the British and used every opportunity to satirize them. In THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE the best lines are given to Olivier as General Burgoyne, leader of the Blighty Brigade in America in 1777. Olivier and his men march into a tiny northeastern
hamlet on their way down from Canada. The local colonists are not thrilled about being occupied, and rebel. To quell the disturbance, Olivier hangs a local luminary, which puts a stop to any activity on the part of the frightened townspeople. Lancaster is the local reverend who returns home to
discover his wife, Scott, sitting at the side of Le Gallienne, widow of the slain man. Dougla...