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A comic play by George Bernard Shaw set during The American Revolution, which tells of the title character, Richard Dudgeon, and his opposite, the Rev. Anthony Anderson, and the events which follow when British soldiers come to arrest Anderson for treason and Dudgeon takes his place. A further element is how Anderson's wife, Judith, rapidly goes from loathing Dudgeon to falling in love with him. Adapted into a movie several times; most notably in 1959, starring Kirk Douglas as Richard Dudgeon, Burt Lancaster as Anthony Anderson, and Laurence Olivier as General Burgoyne.
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