The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
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as Daniel Webster
as Mr. Scratch
as Mary Stone
as Ma Stone
as Squire Slossum
as Miser Stevens
as Daniel Stone
as Cy Bibber
as Justice Hawthorne
as Tom Sharp
as Martin Van Aldrich
as Eli Higgins
as Van Brooks
as Lucy Slossum
as Another Farmer
as Old Farmhand
as Clerk of Court
as Studio Gateman
Critic Reviews for The Devil and Daniel Webster
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!
Audience Reviews for The Devil and Daniel Webster
Simple, fantastic, and starring quite the rendition of the devil, "The Devil & Daniel Webster" is a delightfully off-putting classic.
A New Hampshire sodbuster is up against the ropes and feeling it when he makes an errant oath: "I'd sell my soul for two cents if I could!" Enter His Most Despicable Oneness (charmingly sleezy as rendered by Walter Huston) and trouble comes with him. Who can save the day? Very nearly post expressionist German in style and substance this creative fantasy has stood the test of time gracefully.
Well made film with powerful imagery that somehow sticks in your mind for days. Still holds up.
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