The Devils

The Devils (1971)

Hell holds no surprises for them.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1971-07-16
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 320 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Russo Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Ken Russell
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

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  • Oliver Reed

    as Father Urbain Grandier
  • Vanessa Redgrave

    as Sister Jeanne des Anges
  • Dudley Sutton

    as Baron de Laubardemont
  • Michael Gothard

    as Father Pierre Barre
  • Murray Melvin

    as Father-Canon Jean Mignon
  • Gemma Jones

    as Madeleine de Brou
  • Max Adrian

    as Ibert
  • John Woodvine

    as Louis Trincant
  • Georgina Hale

    as Philippe Trincant
  • Christopher Logue

    as Cardinal Richelieu
  • Graham Armitage

    as King Louis XIII
  • Brian Murphy

    as Adam
  • Andrew Faulds

    as Rangier
  • Kenneth Colley

    as Legrand
  • Judith Paris

    as Sister Agnes (miscredited as Sister Judith)
  • Catherine Willmer

    as Sister Catherine
  • Iza Teller

    as Sister Iza
  • Tony Allen

    as Spectator / Clerk of Court (uncredited)
  • Niké Arrighi

    as Nun (uncredited)
  • Pat Ashton

    as Gossiping Woman (uncredited)
  • Peter Avella

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Imogen Claire

    as Nun (uncredited)
  • Barbie Denham

    as Vestal Virgin (uncredited)
  • Hugh Elton

    as Courtier (uncredited)
  • Harry Fielder

    as Soldier / Blackbird (uncredited)
  • Selina Gilbert

    as Nun (uncredited)
  • Cheryl Grunwald

    as Vestal Virgin (uncredited)
  • Charles Price

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Charles Rayford

    as Spectator (uncredited)
  • Jack Sharp

    as Spectator (uncredited)
  • Tina Simmons

    as Nun (uncredited)
  • Doremy Vernon

    as Nun (uncredited)
  • Twiggy

    as Pageboy (uncredited)
Editing Stuart Baird Assistant Editor
Sound Terry Rawlings Sound Editor
Art Leslie Dilley Assistant Art Director
Camera David Watkin Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Charles E. Parker Makeup Artist
Sound John Hayward Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Alan Tomkins Assistant Art Director
Crew Harry Benn Production Controller
Editing Michael Bradsell Editor
Art Robert Cartwright Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Tiny Nicholls Wardrobe Supervisor
Writing Ken Russell Screenplay
Directing Ken Russell Director
Production Ken Russell Producer
Production Robert H. Solo Producer
Costume & Make-Up Shirley Russell Costume Design
Crew David Munrow Additional Music
Crew Peter Diamond Stunts
Production Roy Baird Associate Producer
Art Derek Jarman Production Design
Writing Aldous Huxley Novel
Art Ian Whittaker Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Colin Arthur Assistant Makeup Artist
Crew Harry Fielder Stunts
Writing John Whiting Original Film Writer
Production Neville C. Thompson Production Manager
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Sound Mixer
Production Graham Ford Unit Manager
Directing Ted Morley Assistant Director
Sound Peter Maxwell Davies Music
Costume & Make-Up Ross Carver Assistant Hairdresser
Crew Peter Brayham Stunts
Sound Rowland Fowles Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Ramon Gow Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ramon Gow Hair Supervisor
Art Terry Apsey Construction Manager
Sound Brian Simmons Sound Mixer
Directing Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe Second Second Assistant Director
Lighting John Swan Electrician
Camera Peter Ewens Assistant Camera
Crew John Richardson Special Effects
Art Bryn Siddall Property Buyer
Crew Tony Strong Scenic Artist
Crew Terry Gilbert Choreographer
Crew Tim Wake Carpenter
Crew Tony Strong Scenic Artist