The Devil's Advocate

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Spiritual torment is written all over this excruciating adaptation of Morris West's bestselling tale of betrayal and redemption, with Mills as the monsignor investigating a dubious case for canonisation, and having a torrid time (quite apart from dying of cancer) as he uncovers evidence of a murky story. Filmed in English, peopled entirely by caricatures, risibly righteous in its attitude to homosexuality, the film rivals The Hiding Place as an example of misplaced religiosity.

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Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Guy Green
Screenwriter: Morris West
Cast: John Mills
Stéphane Audran
Jason Miller
Paola Pitagora
Daniel Massey
Leigh Lawson
Timothy West
Patrick Mower
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