The Devil’s Disciple, a respectable 1959 adaptation of an 1897 George Bernard Shaw play, has been pretty much forgotten. It costarred three big movie stars — Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Laurence Olivier — at their respective peaks, but it’s not on DVD (let alone Bluray) and you can’t watch it on Netflix, Hulu or Vudu. (The VHS version is for sale on Amazon.) It must have lapsed into public domain. It was co-produced by Douglas’s Bryan Prods. and Lancaster’s Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Films (even though Harold Hecht is listed as the sole producer). It was shot on black-and-white with a 1.37 (or 1.66) aspect ratio by British director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Funeral in Berlin). I saw it eons ago on TV, and watched about half of it last night on YouTube. It’s not half-bad — spirited, intelligent, witty, impassioned, well-acted. It’s a shame that it’s teetering on the brink of extinction.