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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]
Edition:
Special ed.
Publication:
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, c2003.
Series:
Criterion collection; 214.
Criterion collection ; 214
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([6] fold. leaves : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Subjects:
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 -- Drama.
Devil -- Drama.
Lawyers -- New England -- Drama.
Farmers -- New England -- Drama.
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943 -- Film adaptations.
Form/Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Film adaptations.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
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.
Participant:
Walter Huston, Edward Arnold, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, James Craig, Anne Shirley, John Qualen, Jeff Corey, Gene Lockhart, Lindy Wade.
Credits:
Director of photography, Joseph August; edited by Robert Wise; music composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann.
Notes:
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.
Contributor:
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.
ISBN:
0780027000
OCLC:
53120479
Publisher Number:
037429149324
DEV040 Criterion Collection
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