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The Devils(1971)

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Brief Synopsis

Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry entourage seek to take control of pre-rennaisance France, but need to destroy Father Grandier - the priest who runs the fortified town that prevents them from exerting total control. So they seek to destroy him by setting him up as a warlock in control of a devil-possessed nunnery, the mother superior of which is sexually obsessed by him. A mad witch-hunter is brought in to gather evidence against the priest, ready for the big trial.

Cast & Crew

Ken Russell Director
Vanessa Redgrave Sister Jeanne
Oliver Reed Father [Urbain] Grandier
Dudley Sutton Baron de Laubardemont
Gemma Jones Madeleine
Murray Melvin Father Mignon
Christopher Logue Cardinal Richelieu
Graham Armitage Louis XIII
John Woodvine Trincant
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  X Premiere Info:  Los Angeles and New York opening: 16 Jul 1971; London opening: week of 25 Jul 1971
Release Date:  1971 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Robert H. Solo/Ken Russell Production
AFI-DVD: AFI Library VHS*; EB
DVD tapes from AFI Library VHS
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Warner Bros., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Russo Productions Ltd.
Duration(mins):  108-109 or 111 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • the devils

    terry 2010-03-06

    I am a devout Christian. I highly recommend Ken Russell's film because it is not about being Christian. It is about the pretensions of Christians... MORE>

  • Sadly Neglected

    Mike Weigand 2008-03-13

    Warner Home Video recently "announced" that "The Devils" would be released on DVD, then withdrew the announcement (what seemed like)... MORE>

  • Ken Russell's insane masterpiece

    Ernesto Catalan 2007-07-29

    In a day and era where almost anything's available at the tip of your fingers, it is a sad truth that Ken Russell's insane 1971 masterpiece,... MORE>