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In a salute to Kirk Douglas, the Pickford Theater presents two rarely screened films starring the legendary actor, who will celebrate his 101st birthday in early December.

Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE (Hecht-Hill-Lancaster – Bryna / United Artists, 1959). Directed by Guy Hamilton. Screenplay by John Dighton and Roland Kibbee, from the play of the same name by George Bernard Shaw. With Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott, Eva LeGallienne, Harry Andrews. (82 min, black & white, 35mm)

press book for The Devil's Disciple

Press Book for "The Devil's Disciple" (Hecht-Hill-Lancaster – Bryna / United Artists, 1959).

During the American War of Independence, the estranged son of a New England patriot finds his revolutionary calling after he is mistaken for the local pastor and arrested by the British. Co-produced by Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, and one of seven films the two appeared in together, "The Devil’s Disciple" features Douglas in a quintessential role of a dynamic, self-confident and occasionally unpleasant misfit. Laurence Olivier excels as the urbane and stylish British officer John Burgoyne, effortlessly delivering quips such as "Martyrdom, sir, is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability." Archival print from the Library’s Copyright Collection.

Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m.

LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL (Paramount – Bryna – Hal Wallis, 1959). Directed by John Sturges. Written by James Poe (screenplay) and Les Crutchfield (story). With Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Brad Dexter. (94 min, Technicolor, VistaVision, 35mm)

press book for The Devil's Disciple

Lobby card for "The Last Train from Gun Hill" (Paramount – Bryna – Hal Wallis, 1959).

After his wife is raped and murdered, a U.S. marshal discovers that one of the perpetrators is the son of an old friend, now a big time cattle baron. Made by the same team responsible for the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957), the film is arguably Douglas’s finest Western, a genre the actor loved and enjoyed making (in 1984, he was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City). Working on a more intimate canvas than in "O.K. Corral," director John Sturges masterfully keeps the proceedings tight and suspenseful throughout. A gem! Archival print from the Library’s Copyright Collection.

Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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