The Devil's Advocate (1977)
1h 49min · Drama · 27 October 1977
A high ranking RC priest finds out he has terminal cancer. His faith is tested when faced with imminent death. At the same time he is asked to travel to a remote village in the south of Italy to investigate a mysterious individual, Giacomo Nerone, who has been named as a possible "saint" because he is said to have performed miracles. Before the RC Church proclaim his to be a saint, someone has to play the "devil's advocate": investigate his life and make a case why he should NOT be a saint. The priest begins his investigations by talking to a number of people who have actually met him. He discovers his real name was "James Black". He was a British soldier who had become detached from the British Army (during WW2) and was hiding in this village in war-torn Italy. He began a relationship with a local woman...
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Director(s): Guy GreenCast: John Mills, Stéphane Audran, Jason Miller