The Devil and Daniel Webster [videorecording] / Janus Films ; an RKO Radio Picture ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screenplay by Dan Totheroh, Stephen Vincent Benet.

Other Title:
Devil & Daniel Webster [videorecording]
Originally released under title: All that money can buy [videorecording]
Special ed.
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, c2003.
Criterion collection; 214.
Criterion collection ; 214
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([6] fold. leaves : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 -- Drama.
Devil -- Drama.
Lawyers -- New England -- Drama.
Farmers -- New England -- Drama.
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943 -- Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Film adaptations.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
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.
Walter Huston, Edward Arnold, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, James Craig, Anne Shirley, John Qualen, Jeff Corey, Gene Lockhart, Lindy Wade.
Director of photography, Joseph August; edited by Robert Wise; music composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann.
Based on The Devil and Daniel Webster / by Stephen Vincent Benét.
Edition statement from label on container.
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 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.
Videodisc release of the 1941 motion picture by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1953 Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Elizabeth Bowers Peck, 1929 Endowment Book Fund.
Dieterle, William, 1893-1972. , Director, Producer
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- , Actor
Corey, Jeff, 1914- , Actor
Lockhart, Gene, 1891-1957 , Actor
Wade, Lindy. , Actor
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975 , Composer
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943.
RKO Radio Pictures. , Producer
Janus Films. , Distributor
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Elizabeth Bowers Peck, 1929 Endowment Book Fund.
Class of 1953 Fund.
Publisher Number:
DEV040 Criterion Collection
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