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The Devil and Daniel Webster / RKO Radio Pictures ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screenplay by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - Summerville Branch DVD FIC DEV (Text) 30018004638728 Adult DVD Checked out 04/30/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780027000
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Janus Films, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941. This restored version has an additional 20 minutes.
Alternate title from back of container: "a.k.a. All that money can buy."
Based on the story by Stephen Vincent Benét.
RSDL dual-layer edition.
DVD features: Audio commentary by Bruce Eder & Steven C. Smith; reading of Benét's original short story 'The devil and Daniel Webster' by Alec Baldwin; comparison of DDW and the earlier version 'Here is a man'; The Columbia Workshop's radio dramatizations of two Ben*t short stories; the music of DDW presented in an interactive essay by Christopher Husted; gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promos; essay by Tom Piazza and a reprinted article by Benét.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Joseph August ; art director, Van Nest Polglase ; editor, Robert Wise ; music, Bernard Herrmann.
Participant or Performer Note:
Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, James Craig, James Darwell, Simone Simon, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen, Anne Shirley.
Summary, etc.:
A young farmer in 19th century New Hampshire signs a seven-year contract with the devil in return for gold, and then hires Daniel Webster to get him out of it before it's too late.
Target Audience Note:
Grade 8 to adult.
System Details Note:
DVD Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
Awards Note:
Best Dramatic Musical Score, Academy Award
Subject: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 > Drama.
Devil > Drama.
Fantasy films.
Feature films.
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