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The Devil and Daniel Webster

Author: William DieterleStephen Vincent BenétDan TotherohEdward ArnoldWalter HustonAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, ©2003.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 214.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Stephen Vincent Benét; Daniel Webster; Stephen Vincent Benét; Daniel Webster
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Dieterle; Stephen Vincent Benét; Dan Totheroh; Edward Arnold; Walter Huston; James Craig; Anne Shirley; Simone Simon; Jane Darwell; John Qualen; Jeff Corey; Gene Lockhart; Lindy Wade; Bernard Herrmann; RKO Radio Pictures.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780027000 9780780027008
OCLC Number: 53120479
Language Note: Includes English captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the short story by Stephen Vincent Benét.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941 under title All that money can buy; re-released later that year as The Devil and Daniel Webster; re-issued in 1952 in a shortened version as Daniel and the Devil.
Special features: audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder and Bernard Herrmann biographer Stephen C. Smith; a reading of Benét's original short story by actor/director Alec Baldwin; comparison with an earlier preview version titled "Here is a man"; the Columbia Workshop's radio dramatization of the "Devil and Daniel Webster" and "The sea serpent"; the music of the film in an interactive essay by Christopher Husted; behind-the-scenes photos; essays by Tom Piazza and Benét.
Credits: Music, Bernard Herrmann ; director of photography, Joseph August ; editor, Robert Wise.
Cast: Walter Huston, Edward Arnold, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, James Craig, Anne Shirley, John Qualen, Jeff Corey, Gene Lockhart, Lindy Wade.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Dolby digital mono.; RSDL dual-layer.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 214.
Other Titles: All that money can buy.
Daniel and the Devil.
Devil and Daniel Webster (Motion picture : 1941)
William Dieterle's The Devil & Daniel Webster
Responsibility: an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screenplay by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét.
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Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.

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