The Devil & Daniel Webster (All That Money Can Buy) (1941)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Release Date: Oct 29, 1941 Limited
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 1,906
This classic fantasy was based on a story by Stephen Vincent Benet. Jabez Stone (James Craig) is a simple New England farmer who has been suffering from a long run of bad luck. One day he mutters that he'd sell his soul for a little money and a decent crop. Moments later, who should appear but The Evil One himself, Mr. Scratch (Walter Huston). Scratch offers Stone seven years of wealth and good fortune in exchange for his soul; Stone, assuming it's some sort of joke, agrees. Soon Stone's fields
Oct 29, 1941 Limited
Sep 30, 2003
Walter S. Baldwin
Martin Van Aldrich
Robert Emmett Keane
Clerk of Court
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This devil is fun, seductive, even, and he knows it-he's always immensely pleased with himself, and he doesn't need to pressure anyone to do business with him...
Juxtapose the name of a true-life nineteenth-century orator, attorney and senator with the Biblical personification of evil, and you capture something of the strange mix here of social realism and moralising mythology
It's the heavy Teutonic Faust, but made American lite in this supernatural tale.
William Dieterle's entertaining version of the noted Stephen Vincent Benet's story, about the Devil and Daniel Webster features a strong, Oscar nominated performance by Walter Huston.
A wonderful masterpiece. Walter Huston has a devilishly good time!
Huston and Arnold are superb in this stirring blend of American and Faust.
Craig's performance is downright terrible, but old pros Arnold and Huston (who scored a Best Actor nomination) pick up the pace.
Wonderfully made fantasy that strangely leaves me cold.
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