I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!
Exceptional historical drama makes a good companion for Scorsese's Silence. Not just great acting, but real substance in Robert Bolt's adaptation of his own play. Director Fred Zinnemann is a little stuffy in his presentation, but that matters less and less as it nears its stirring finale. Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave make up a flawless cast.