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All That Money Can Buy / The Devil And Daniel Webster / Daniel And The Devil / Here Is A Man


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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.44 /10
 
Starring
Walter Huston , James Craig , Edward Arnold
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Directed by: William Dieterle
Written by: Dan Totheroth, from Stephen Vincent Benet's story The Devil and Daniel Webster

 
 
 
Released: 1941
   
Genre: DRAMA
FANTASY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 112
 
 


 
A poor farmer (James Craig) is tempted by the Devil (Walter Huston) but rescued by lawyer Daniel Webster (Edward Arnold).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Maybe this update of the Faust legend could have done with a lighter touch; but tremendous performances, entertaining special effects and a great score (Bernard Herrmann's only Oscar-winner) combine with an ingenious script and stylish, expressionist direction to make this a minor classic. It was a commercial flop on release.


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