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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

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

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
Contributor
Actor
Composer
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"--Container
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture (Bernard Herrmann)
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Bernard Herrmann ; director of photography, Joseph August ; editing, Robert Wise
Language note
Includes English captions for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen, Anne Shirley, James Craig
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1972,
  • 1898-1943,
  • 1890-1956,
  • 1884-1950,
  • 1880-1967,
  • 1891-1957,
  • 1899-1987,
  • 1918-1993,
  • 1912-1985,
  • 1911-1975,
  • 1890-1947,
  • 1914-2005,
  • 1898-1943
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dieterle, William
  • Totheroh, Dan,
  • Benét, Stephen Vincent
  • Arnold, Edward
  • Huston, Walter
  • Darwell, Jane
  • Simon, Simone,
  • Lockhart, Gene
  • Qualen, John
  • Shirley, Anne
  • Craig, James
  • 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
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Devil
  • Farmers
  • Deals
  • Deals
  • Devil
  • Farmers
  • New England
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the short story by Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Originally released as a feature film in 1941
  • Accompanying insert includes the essay The Devil gets the best lines, by author Tom Piazza; and a reprint of the 1941 essay The author is pleased by Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Special features: optional audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder and Bernard Herrmann biographer Stephen C. Smith; Scratch's black book: Here is a man comparison ("Here is a man" is the title under which the film was first previewed; the differences between the two are presented here); The Devil and Daniel Webster (a reading of Benét's original short story by actor/director Alec Baldwin); The Columbia Worksop (radio dramatizations of Benét's short stories The Devil and Daniel Webster, and Daniel Webster and the sea serpent, both with music by Bernard Herrmann; includes information about The Columbia Workshop, a weekly radio drama broadcast 1936-1947); The Devil in context (essay by Christopher Husted of the Bernard Herrmann Estate about Herrmann's score for The Devil and Daniel Webster, plus a gallery of photos of Herrmann showing his score to director William Dieterle); gallery of behind-the scenes photos and promotional materials
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
Accompanying material
1 folded insert
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
Control code
53120479
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
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
037429149324
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
Terms governing use
  • Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
  • Colby: No Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
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
Publication
Note
  • Based on the short story by Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Originally released as a feature film in 1941
  • Accompanying insert includes the essay The Devil gets the best lines, by author Tom Piazza; and a reprint of the 1941 essay The author is pleased by Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Special features: optional audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder and Bernard Herrmann biographer Stephen C. Smith; Scratch's black book: Here is a man comparison ("Here is a man" is the title under which the film was first previewed; the differences between the two are presented here); The Devil and Daniel Webster (a reading of Benét's original short story by actor/director Alec Baldwin); The Columbia Worksop (radio dramatizations of Benét's short stories The Devil and Daniel Webster, and Daniel Webster and the sea serpent, both with music by Bernard Herrmann; includes information about The Columbia Workshop, a weekly radio drama broadcast 1936-1947); The Devil in context (essay by Christopher Husted of the Bernard Herrmann Estate about Herrmann's score for The Devil and Daniel Webster, plus a gallery of photos of Herrmann showing his score to director William Dieterle); gallery of behind-the scenes photos and promotional materials
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
Accompanying material
1 folded insert
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
Control code
53120479
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
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
037429149324
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
Terms governing use
  • Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
  • Colby: No Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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