The Devil and Daniel Webster

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A down-on-his-luck farmer makes a deal with the devil for seven years of prosperity. When Mr. Scratch comes to collect, orator and hero of the common man Daniel Webster comes to the rescue.

  1. Stephen Vincent Benét


  2. Dan Totheroh


  3. William Dieterle


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  1. Edward Arnold

    Edward Arnold

    Daniel Webster

  2. Walter Huston

    Walter Huston

    Mr. Scratch

  3. Jane Darwell

    Jane Darwell

    Ma Stone

  4. Simone Simon

    Simone Simon


  5. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

    Squire Slossum

  6. John Qualen

    John Qualen

    Miser Stevens

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Original Title All That Money Can Buy

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 29, 1941



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.

The Devil and Daniel Webster is directed by William Dieterle and written by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benet. It stars Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, James Craig, Anne Shirley, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon and Gene Lockhart. Music is by Bernard Herrmann and cinematography by Joseph H. August.

Poor farmer Jabez Stone (Craig) utters in frustration that he would sell his soul to the devil for two cents such is the destitution he and his family find themselves in. So when the mysterious Mr. Scratch (Huston) turns up with the offer of seven years pros... read the rest.

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