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Uniform Title Devil and Daniel Webster (Motion picture : 1941)
Title The Devil and Daniel Webster [videorecording] / an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screenplay by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét.

Imprint [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, [2003]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    DEV    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    DEV    Available
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 214
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 214.
Note 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.
Summary 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.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 -- Drama
Devil -- Drama
Farmers -- New England -- Drama.
Deals -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Criterion collection
Added Author Dieterle, William, 1893-1972 Producer. Director.
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943 Screenwriter.
Totheroh, Dan Screenwriter.
Arnold, Edward, 1890-1956 Actor.
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950 Actor.
Craig, James, 1912-1985 Actor.
Shirley, Anne, 1918-1993. Actor.
Simon, Simone Actor.
Darwell, Jane, 1880-1967. Actor.
Qualen, John, 1899-1987 Actor.
Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002 Actor.
Lockhart, Gene, 1891-1957 Actor.
Wade, Lindy, 1934- Actor.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975 Composer.
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943. Devil and Daniel Webster
RKO Radio Pictures
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Container title: William Dieterle's The Devil & Daniel Webster
Added Title All that money can buy
Daniel and the Devil
ISBN 0780027000
Standard No. 037429149324
037429181423
Music No. DEV040 Criterion Collection

 
    
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