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The Resource The Devil and Daniel Webster, an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screen play by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét, (videorecording)

The Devil and Daniel Webster, an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screen play by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét, (videorecording)

Label
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Title
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Statement of responsibility
an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screen play by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét
Title variation
  • William Dieterle's The Devil & Daniel Webster
  • All that money can buy
  • Daniel and the devil
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "Jabez Stone is a hard-working farmer trying to make an honest living, but a streak of bad luck tempts him to do the unthinkable: bargain with the devil himself. In exchange for seven years of good fortune, Stone promises "Mr. Scratch" his soul. But when the troubled farmer begins to realize the error of his choice, he enlists the aid of the one man who might save him: the legendary orator and politician Daniel Webster. Directed with stylish flair by William Dieterle, The Devil and Daniel Webster brings the classic short story by Stephen Vincent Benet to life with inspired visuals, an unforgettable Oscar-winning score by Bernard Herrmann, and a truly diabolical performance from Walter Huston as the devil"--Container
  • 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
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture (Bernard Herrmann)
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Devil and Daniel Webster (Motion picture : 1941)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
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Credits note
Music, Bernard Herrmann ; director of photography, Joseph August ; editor, Robert Wise
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Includes English captions for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D476 2003
PerformerNote
Walter Huston, Edward Arnold, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, James Craig, Anne Shirley, John Qualen, Jeff Corey, Gene Lockhart, Lindy Wade
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1972
  • 1898-1943
  • 1890-1956
  • 1884-1950
  • 1912-1985
  • 1918-1993
  • 1880-1967
  • 1899-1987
  • 1914-2002
  • 1891-1957
  • 1934-
  • 1911-1975
  • 1890-1947
  • 1914-2005
  • 1898-1943
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dieterle, William
  • Benét, Stephen Vincent
  • Totheroh, Dan
  • Arnold, Edward
  • Huston, Walter
  • Craig, James
  • Shirley, Anne
  • Simon, Simone
  • Darwell, Jane
  • Qualen, John
  • Corey, Jeff
  • Lockhart, Gene
  • Wade, Lindy
  • Herrmann, Bernard
  • August, Joseph H.
  • Wise, Robert
  • Benét, Stephen Vincent
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
106
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
214
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Devil
  • Farmers
  • Deals
Technique
live action
Label
The Devil and Daniel Webster, an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screen play by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét, (videorecording)
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Publication
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
Bar code
  • 31223132982308
  • 31223132982290
  • 31223132982316
  • 31223132982274
  • 31223132982282
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It could even happen to you" -- For better or for worse -- Wonderful language -- Seven years -- Mashed potatoes & milk -- Paid in full -- Ten throws -- "Just the beginning" -- Hail & harvest -- Keeping him warm -- Higher stakes -- No respect -- A changed man -- Constitution & Bill of Rights -- "Quite a success" -- The contract -- "To save a New Hampshire man" -- American judge, American jury -- "Here is this man" -- And he hasn't been seen
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Isbn
9780780027008
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 037429149324
  • 037429181423
  • 00037429181423
  • 0037429149324
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
DEV040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53120479
System details
DVD; NTSC, Dolby digital mono.; RSDL dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Devil and Daniel Webster, an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screen play by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benét, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
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
Bar code
  • 31223132982308
  • 31223132982290
  • 31223132982316
  • 31223132982274
  • 31223132982282
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It could even happen to you" -- For better or for worse -- Wonderful language -- Seven years -- Mashed potatoes & milk -- Paid in full -- Ten throws -- "Just the beginning" -- Hail & harvest -- Keeping him warm -- Higher stakes -- No respect -- A changed man -- Constitution & Bill of Rights -- "Quite a success" -- The contract -- "To save a New Hampshire man" -- American judge, American jury -- "Here is this man" -- And he hasn't been seen
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Isbn
9780780027008
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 037429149324
  • 037429181423
  • 00037429181423
  • 0037429149324
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
DEV040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53120479
System details
DVD; NTSC, Dolby digital mono.; RSDL dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD

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