The Devils

The Devils (1971)

Hell holds no surprises for them.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1971-07-01
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 123 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Russo Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Ken Russell
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A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.

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  • Oliver Reed

    as Urbain Grandier
  • Vanessa Redgrave

    as Sister Jeanne
  • Dudley Sutton

    as Baron de Laubardemont
  • Max Adrian

    as Ibert
  • Gemma Jones

    as Madeleine
  • Murray Melvin

    as Mignon
  • John Woodvine

    as Trincant
  • Christopher Logue

    as Cardinal Richelieu
  • Michael Gothard

    as Father Barre
  • Georgina Hale

    as Philippe
  • Brian Murphy

    as Adam
  • Graham Armitage

    as Louis XIII
  • Andrew Faulds

    as Rangier
  • Kenneth Colley

    as Legrand
  • Judith Paris

    as Sister Judith
  • Catherine Willmer

    as Sister Catherine
  • Iza Teller

    as Sister Iza
Directing Ken Russell Director
Writing Ken Russell Screenplay
Writing Aldous Huxley Novel
Production Roy Baird Associate Producer
Production Ken Russell Producer
Production Robert H. Solo Producer
Sound Peter Maxwell Davies Music
Camera David Watkin Director of Photography
Editing Michael Bradsell Editor
Art Derek Jarman Production Design
Writing John Whiting Writer
Art Robert Cartwright Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Shirley Russell Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Charles E. Parker Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ramon Gow Hairstylist
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Sound Mixer
Sound John Hayward Sound Re-Recording Mixer